Cathy McCune and her husband Chuck farm in southwestern Midland County, operating a transitional dairy farm caring for maternity cows 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 beautiful grandchildren.
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, D.C.
A tireless promoter of Michigan agriculture, McCune is involved in Project REDs throughout her district as well as 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 Committee, helping to promote agritourism.
McCune 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.