Betty Jo Krosnicki

Betty Jo Krosnicki

nashbett@msu.edu
Telephone: 810-648-2515

MSU Extension

Michigan 4-H Supervising and Staff Development Extension Educator

Career Education/Worksforce Preparation

Life Skills Development/Academic Success

Sanilac County Extension Office
171 Dawson St., Suite 323
Sandusky, MI 48471

Betty Jo Krosnicki is a Supervising and Staff Development Extension Educator in the Children and Youth Institute.  She has supervisory responsibilities for 4-H Program Coordinator staff in District 9 & 10: Bay, Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, and Tuscola Counties.  

In her past role, she was an Extension Educator with responsibilities on the Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation work team. Her work team roles included youth educational content development and delivery in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, career exploration and developing job skills.  Her projects included: 


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Betty Jo is a member of the Michigan Association of Extension 4-H Youth Staff. She has served as a regional chair for the association and chair of the awards committee. She has been the recipient of the 2009 Communicator Award, 2013 National Achievement in Service Award, 2015 Michigan Distinguished Service Award and 2016 National Distinguished Service Award.  She has presented at MSU Fall Extension Conference, CYI Spring Conference, National Extension Conference on Volunteerism, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, and Michigan College Access Network Conference.  She has served on the NAE4-HA National Task Force for Ag Literacy and on the National Youth Agri-Science Summit planning committee.

Betty Jo graduated Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Agribusiness Management and Siena Heights University with a Master of Arts in Not-for-Profit Leadership.  She began her career with MSU Extension in 2005 as an Extension Educator.  She has worked in Cass, Ingham, and Sanilac Counties.  Her past work assignments have included county 4-H program coordination, volunteer management, educational programming, working with boards and committees, and overseeing after school and outreach programming.  Additional MSU Extension projects that Betty Jo has worked on during her career include: Volunteerism Area of Expertise Team, Capitol Experience steering committee, Citizenship Washington Focus coordinator, Environmental and Outdoor Education priority area, Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council regional advisor, and 4-H Livestock Camp.  Her prior work experiences include conservation district education coordinator, dairy farm, and retail.  Outside of work, she is a member of Farm Bureau.

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