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Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite G-102
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5124
Voice: (989) 895-4026
Fax: (989) 895-4217

Office Reception:

Tuesday's & Thursday's
Open 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call (989) 895-4026 to make an appointment. 

Michigan State University Extension is a diversified, educational, high-technology organization serving residents throughout the county and Michigan. Extension programs link our local community to our state and world through trained, flexible staff who can adapt to serve our community's needs.

Extension Program Areas in Bay County Picture: The MSU Extension logo.


Extension is cooperatively funded by four major funding partners: the United States Department of Agriculture, the state of Michigan, local county government, and other cooperating agencies. Federal funding links Extension to national trends and issues affecting Michigan communities. State funding ensures that the needs of Michigan citizens are being met. Local funding means that Extension is in place to deal with the needs and issues in every county. Extension programs are very cost effective. They involve volunteers and community leaders who bring special expertise and knowledge to Extension programing to address our community's needs.

Hot Topics for MSU Extension - Bay County

Extension Staff in Bay County

Diane Smith, District Coordinator

Greening Michigan
Frank Gublo, Extension Educator, Innovation Counselor, MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio

Health and Nutrition
Jessica Foss, Extension Program Associate, Health and Nutrition

Karen Parker, Extension Program Instructor, SNAP-Ed, Family Nutrition Program

Youth 4-H Programs
Jodi Schulz, Extension Educator, 4-H Programs State Wide

Holly Julian, Program Coordinator, Local 4-H Programs

William Petzold, Assistant Progam Coordinator, 4-H Tech Wizards Program 


Some of Bay County MSU Extension staff in attendance at the September 2016 Bay County Board of Commissioners' meeting.
Pictured from left to right: Katy Hitzen (former Sea Grant Educator), Karlie VanPoppelen (former Administrative Assistant), Jodi Wrzesinski (former 4-H Program Coordinator), Holly Julian, Karen Parker, Jodi Schulz, Jessica Foss, Frank Gublo and Diane Smith.

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State and Federal Agencies 


Job Opportunities Available!


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender,
gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.

Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Ray Hammerschmidt, Ph.D., MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824.
This information is for educational purposes only.
Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned.