AMES, Iowa — Mitchell Hoyer, assistant director and senior manager for 4-H Youth Development, has been named interim 4-H Youth Development state program leader with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Hoyer begins the position April 22.
Hoyer has 34 years of experience serving in multiple positions as an ISU Extension and Outreach employee, 21 of these on the state staff for 4-H Youth Development. He started his extension career as a county agriculturist in Winnebago County, later transitioning to a county extension education director in Humboldt County and serving as a state 4-H program specialist working with risk management and program policy.
As senior manager for 4-H Youth Development, a role he assumed in January 2022, Hoyer leads 4-H accountability, communication and program reporting efforts; provides leadership to the 4-H management team; and assists with day-to-day program budget and policy decisions. He also served for more than two decades as the Iowa State Fair Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building and communication events superintendent.
As interim, Hoyer will provide leadership and oversight statewide of the 4-H Youth Development program.
“Mitch has a long history of providing committed leadership to 4-H,” said Jason Henderson, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach. “The commitment, passion and positive leadership he brings to the state 4-H team will serve us well as we seek the next leader to steer 4-H Youth Development into the future.”
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