Garst is an example to men or women who aspire to the American
of family and professional success and personal warmth. She is
exemplary. I can't say more."
Garst, a pioneer in the field of agriculture, is one of only
a few women in the country to manage a cattle-breeding business.
She is in charge of genetic selections, bull selections, nutritional
programs, and cattle sales for the Garst Company in Coon Rapids.
She has served as state director of the Iowa Beef Improvement
Association and president of the Iowa Simmental Cattle Association.
Garst serves on the boards of directors of the Chicago Federal
Reserve, International Harvester, Burlington Northern Railroad,
and Northwestern Bell Telephone. Her concern for women is shown
through her involvement with the League of Women Voters in Iowa,
Planned Parenthood of Iowa, and the Iowa Children's and Family
Services. Garst was born in 1928. Garst was inducted into the
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1981.
completed her term as president of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union
in 1993 and has since completed her board terms for the Chicago
Federal Reserve, International Harvester, Burlington Northern
Railroad, and Northwestern Bell Telephone.