By Graham Sturgeon, co-editor

NIKKI HERSCH, was recently hired by the MSU Extension office as the 4-H Program Coordinator, and her first day at the office was March 28. (Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

The MSU Extension office, 701 S. Norton St. in Corunna, welcomed the county’s new 4-H Program Coordinator to the team Monday, March 28. Nikki Hersch was hired to replace Paige Haight, who resigned in January. Nikki plans to “maintain and promote” the program, while using her communication and social media skills to enhance the already healthy program.

Hersch is a 2011 graduate of Chesaning High School, and she graduated from MSU in 2015 with a bachelor’s of agribusiness management and a minor in agronomy. She also was a longtime 4-H participant throughout her youth, exhibiting beef, swine, and sheep at the Shiawassee County Fair, so her knowledge of the agricultural industry extends beyond the education she received in college.

In addition to operating a cattle show farm in Oakley, Hersch is also currently working for MSU Extension Communications as a communications and social media specialist.

Hersch said she is “excited to work with the 4-H community in Shiawassee County,” and to “help the program expand to be the best it can be.” She also appreciates the warm welcome she has received from the office staff, saying she “already feels like part of the family.”

Hersch can be reached by email,, or by phone,

(989) 743-2257. Due to her varying office hour schedule, Hersch recommends visitors make initial contact by phone or email.

New 4-H Program Coordinator was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Karen Elford