Stuby elected Michigan 4-H Foundation board president
Sara A. Stuby, of Centreville, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its October board meeting.
October 11, 2018 - Author: Abbey Miller
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sara A. Stuby, of Centreville, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its October board meeting.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the mission and vision of Michigan State University 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.
Stuby retired from MSU Extension in 2008 as the southwest MSU Extension regional director. Currently, she and her husband, Dale Stuby, own and operate Dale Stuby Farms and Legacy Land Farms, a 1,000-acre crop farm in Constantine. Stuby is a St. Joseph County 4-H alumna, a 4-H Emerald Clover Society member and a longtime 4-H volunteer. Her service includes 14 years as the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club leader, eight years on the State 4-H International Exchange Committee, 15 years of coleadership in the St. Joseph County 4-H veterinary and animal science program and 10 years as the St. Joseph County Fair 4-H sheep superintendent. She is also vice president of the Centreville FFA Alumni Association, serves on various advisory councils, and coaches 4-H and FFA livestock and meat evaluation teams for state and national competitions. Since 2014, Sally and Dale have been members of the Leadership 10, serving as leadership supporters and public advocates for the Campaign for Michigan 4-H’s Future.
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 officers were: vice president Sheila W. Kneeshaw, Detroit; treasurer Melissa Humphrey, Fowler; and secretary Jacob M. DeDecker, St. Johns. The immediate past president is Douglas E. Lewis, Milan.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation owns and operates Kettunen Center, the state’s 4-H leadership training and conference center near Tustin, Mich. The organization also generates private support to operate and maintain the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens at Michigan State University. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit www.mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. More than 209,000 youth are involved in 4-H with the support of 16,000 adult volunteers. For more information about Michigan 4-H, visit www.4h.msue.msu.edu.