The Mecosta County Michigan State University Extension office is pleased to welcome Nikki Bancroft as the 4-H Program Coordinator. As a lifelong resident of Mecosta/Osceola County, Nikki brings a wealth of experience and community connections to this position. For nearly 20 years, Nikki has been actively involved in 4-H. Nikki’s passion for 4-H began when her children raised and showed market animal projects at the county and state levels. Since that time, Nikki has remained active in 4-H serving as a volunteer and a leader of the 4 Leaf Clovers club.
In addition to Nikki’s involvement supporting youth in 4-H throughout Mecosta and Osceola Counties, Nikki also serves on the Osceola County Farm Bureau board of directors, Osceola County 4-H Council, 4 Leaf Clovers club leader, as well as a clerk for the Osceola County Fair large and small market animal sales. Additionally, Nikki owns and operates a farm. Through this experience, Nikki has developed vested relationships with many agricultural, governmental, and commercial organizations throughout Mecosta County. In her free time, Nikki enjoys fishing, helping her nephews with 4-H projects, and spending time with family and friends.
When asked about her new role, Nikki shared, “I am truly excited to be a part of an organization where I can use the knowledge and skills that I've learned through being a 4-H volunteer to provide an inclusive, safe and supportive learning environment for the youth of Mecosta County while supporting their continued growth through the existing programs and the future opportunities we develop.”
If you are interested in learning more about 4-H in Mecosta County, volunteering with the 4-H program or, meeting with Nikki, please contact the Mecosta County MSU Extension Office by phone at, 231-592-0792 email at, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MSU Extension website at (https://www.canr.msu.edu/mecosta/county-extension-office). We look forward to seeing all the great things that Nikki will accomplish in her new role as the 4-H Program Coordinator with MSU Extension!