Jodi Schulz joins Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

Jodi Schulz, Munger, joined the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees in January.

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On January 1, Jodi Schulz, of Munger, joined the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees when she assumed the role as state leader for Michigan 4-H Youth Development – a title which retains a non-elected position on the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as board secretary. Schulz will hold this position indefinitely, by virtue of her role as Michigan 4-H state leader.

The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the mission and vision of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension 4-H Youth Development. The foundation receives donations from individuals and organizations to support 4-H youth development activities and to train Michigan 4-H’s adult and older teen volunteers.

In addition to serving as state leader for Michigan 4-H Youth Development, Schulz is co-director of MSU Extension’s Children and Youth Institute (CYI). In this role, Schulz provides oversight to the institute’s budget development and management. She also oversees supervision of 4-H staff throughout the state. Schulz is responsible for statewide 4-H program development and growth, oversight of 4-H events, 4-H online offerings and working with the Michigan 4-H Foundation.

Schulz joined MSU Extension in 2002 as a family nutrition program assistant. Three months later, she became a 4-H educator in Bay County, a position she held until 2016. Schulz was then promoted to senior educator and helped develop the 4-H SPIN club model for Michigan. Later, she assisted with the creation and implementation of Volunteer Central, the organizational volunteer management system. Previously, Schulz served as the interim CYI associate director and interim associate state 4-H leader.

Schulz has a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and natural resources communications from MSU. In 2009, she earned a Master of Science in child, youth and family studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also a Washtenaw County 4-H alumna.

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 to facilitate foundation operations. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit

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