John McCormick, Delphi, has excelled in his agricultural profession on a primary basis - farming.
He is a large and efficient farmer, but, more than that, he is willing to share his success with others. His farm is a frequent stop for groups and for individuals who seek to discover his formula for success. He is a "teacher" in the true sense of the word. He is a Purdue Farm Record keeper and has appeared on the Farm Science Days program.
McCormick is chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation District, on the county Extension Committee, and is on the Carroll County Economic Development Committee. He has participated in the IFYE program and is active in his church affairs. He also is a long-time member and worker in the Farm Bureau, Grange, and the Farm Bureau Co-op.
John farms 540 acres, mostly in corn, and feeds about 5000 hogs a year.
In 1964, he won the coveted Ford Farm Efficiency Award for his management practices.
It always is a pleasure for the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association to honor a man on the land for hi s contributions to his community as well as his contributions to his profession. John McCormick certainly fills the bill.