“State Home Agent” in the March, 1937 issue of the Carolina Co-Operator
Miss Ruth Current has been named State Home Demonstration agent at State College to succeed Dr. Jane S. McKimmon, whose resignation was announced February 5.
The appointment was made by Dean I.O. Schaub, director of the State College extension service, who said she brings to her new position a wealth of experience and ability that well qualifies her to take charge of the home demonstration work.
Miss Current is a native of the Mt. Vernon community near Cleveland in Rowan County, and was reared on a farm. She attended high school at China Grove, went to Meredith College for a year, and graduated from Harrisonburg Teachers College, Harrisonburg, Virginia. She also attended Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee.
In the spring of 1927 she became home agent in Iredell County, where she served until she was advanced to the position of southwestern district agent in 1930, with headquarters at State College.
During the last five years of her work as district agent she has acted as extension specialist in girls 4-H Club work and directed the farm women’s short courses of the Farm and Home Weeks held at State College each summer.
As specialist in girls’ club work she has developed a large number of outstanding 4-H Club girls who have made high records in State and national 4-H contests.