Bosserd elected Michigan 4-H Foundation vice president

Thomas L. Bosserd, of Plymouth, was elected vice president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its fall board meeting Oct. 2.

Thomas L. Bosserd, Michigan 4-H Foundation vice president
Thomas L. Bosserd, Michigan 4-H Foundation vice president

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Thomas L. Bosserd, of Plymouth, was elected to a two-year term as vice president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its fall board meeting Oct. 2.

The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the mission and vision of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension 4-H Youth Development statewide. The foundation receives donations from individuals and organizations to support 4-H youth development.

Bosserd serves as an area representative for the Halderman Companies and has his own appraisal business, specializing in farm properties. He has been performing services in real estate, farm management and appraisals for Halderman clients since 2001. Prior to joining Halderman, Bosserd worked as a loan officer and appraiser for GreenStone Farm Credit Services for 20 years. He has been a certified general appraiser in Michigan since 1994, and a licensed real estate salesperson since 2002. He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and currently serves as the past president of the Michigan Chapter. Additionally, Bosserd is a Calhoun County 4-H alumnus and was raised on a dairy farm near Marshall, Mich.

Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees are volunteers who manage foundation policies and operations, and are community advocates for ongoing and increasing support for 4-H. They are also charged with overseeing the activities of foundation staff members and working on committees developed to facilitate foundation operations.

Also elected as president is Sheila Wade Kneeshaw, of Detroit, board representative for the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association (WNF&GA), Michigan Division. Re-elected as treasurer is Melissa Humphrey, Fowler, regional vice president for GreenStone Farm Credit Services; and as secretary, Jacob M. DeDecker, St. Johns, state leader for Michigan 4-H Youth Development and MSU Extension Children and Youth associate director. The immediate past president is Sara A. Stuby of Centreville.

The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension.

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