Joe Ferguson Plans Retirement

NORFOLK- A well-known face in economic development circles is retiring - maybe. Joe Ferguson turns 70 on Saturday, and has announced his retirement from Northeast Community College. But he says he will retain positions on several boards and committees, still working with business and industry development. Ferguson says he first got involved in economic development during the mid 1980s at the height of the farm crisis. Ferguson was also instrumental in the design and fund raising for the Lifelong Learning Center. He gives credit for many of his successes to the others involved, saying he has always believed that if you start with the right people, you get the right results.