Cathy McCune and her husband Chuck farm in southwestern
Midland County, operating a 200-head dairy and raising almost 500 acres of
corn, soybeans and hay. Begun in 1880, the centennial farm also involves their
son Chase as its fifth generation; daughter Katie Eisenberger is an agriscience
educator in nearby Breckenridge. The sixth generation currently numbers six
After attending Alma High School and Lansing Business
University, McCune was a longtime state employee before jumping headlong into
Farm Bureau just within the past decade.
While primarily focused on Promotion and Education at the
county, regional and state levels, McCune’s Farm Bureau involvement has also
included attending MFB’s Washington Legislative Seminar. She has twice attended
national-level Ag in the Classroom Conference, AFBF’s annual meeting and Fusion
conference, and women’s leadership conferences in New York City and Washington,
A tireless promoter of Michigan agriculture, McCune is
involved in Breakfast on the Farm, dairy promotion, farm safety advocacy and
the Common Ground women’s group, aimed at helping educate women about
agriculture. She volunteers for local 4-H and FFA groups, and co-chairs Gratiot
County’s Barn Quilt Tour, helping to promote agritourism.
also serves on the finance committee of Thrive Church in Mt. Pleasant, and
chairs Central Michigan Girls on the Run, a self-esteem, fitness and nutrition program
for elementary and middle-school girls.