Posted on March 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM by Global Reach
Radiating deep warmth and good cheer, a helpful and friendly nature always, Catherine McCormick reached into the hearts and minds of the people and 4-H’ers in Henry County. Catherine completed 55 years of service upon her retirement in 1985.
Catherine’s Extension experience started as a beef project club member from Canaan Township in Henry County. She graduated from Pleasant Lawn High School in 1927 and began work with Iowa State University Extension and Farm Bureau in 1930. It is likely that Catherine helped approximately 5,000 4-H members and 500 4-H leaders during her tenure. Her service is believed to be the longest of any ISU Extension worker in Iowa.