Kendra Van Order is a 4-H Program Coordinator in Kent County. She has served in this role since April 2022.
In her role, Kendra provides leadership, management, and oversight to local and statewide 4-H programs for 4-H youth, volunteers, and 4-H clubs. Kendra recruits, trains, and supports both youth and volunteers through the Kent County 4-H program. She develops community partnerships, promotes 4-H programs on both a local and state level, and builds new 4-H programs. She focuses much of her time on establishing livestock & horse/pony programs and opportunities.
Kendra grew up in the Allegan County 4-H program where she participated in the beef and sheep project areas. She exhibited livestock on local, state, and national levels and participated on the livestock judging team.
Kendra graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Animal Science. during her time at Michigan State University, she was a member of the MSU Block & Bridle Club where she chaired several events and held leadership roles within the club. She also worked at the MSU Beef Cattle Teaching & Research Center. After graduation, she spent some time working on a large commercial swine operation in both farrowing and gestation. After that, she worked in agricultural sales and then in the veterinary medicine industry as a veterinary technician. She spends much of her free time attending livestock shows across the state and country.