Agent Hofman Featured in Three Biographical Books
Among the many women of Culbertson and the entire area of Roosevelt County is a woman who is being featured in three biographical books: The World Who’s Who of Women 1974-75, Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans and Who’s Who in American Women. This outstanding woman is Extension Agent for Roosevelt County, Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) Hofman.
She gained these high achievements because of her many abilities and because she is a woman whose accomplishments are worthy of reference. Mrs. Hofman was born at Culbertson, attended Culbertson schools and graduated in 1939. In 1943 she earned her Bachelor of Arts in home economics at U of M in Missoula and in August 1970 her Masters Degree in agriculture education, MSU, Bozeman. She took time off from schooling to become the bride of Frederick Peter Hofman at McCabe in June 1946.
In the field of high school home economics she served as instructor at Sidney and Culbertson. She served as Fort Peck Indian Reservation Extension Agent, instructor, employed by the Montana State University office in Culbertson where she worked with Indian people of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes. She became the Roosevelt County Extension Agent in July of 1971. She is a member of the Montana Association of Extension Home Economists as well as the national association. Mrs. Hofman served as a three-year director for the Montana Cooperative Extension Association.
Mrs. Hofman served as a consultant to the Home Economist and “Health and Home Aides” on the Fort Peck Reservation, to the cooks on the reservation Headstart program and to the cooks at the Roosevelt Memorial Hospital at Culbertson. She was a participant in Washington, D.C. for consultation on Parent and Low Income Families, a bulletin was published following this. She has been a consultant for the Fort Peck Housing Authority to train housing aides.
In addition to all of this her hobbies include making and decorating wedding cakes and upholstery work. She and her husband Fred have four children: Greg, Dean, Cheryl and Jerry.