UW-Extension would like to announce Ben Hoppe will be starting on September 1st as the 4-H
Program Coordinator for both Oconto and Marinette Counties. With over 500 youth involved in
the 4-H Program in this two county area, UW-Extension is looking to provide leadership to grow
the program and reach even more youth in the future. The 4-H Program Coordinator leads and
manages a full range of 4-H Youth Development programs including clubs, after school
programs, educational experiences and camps. Program Coordinators also design and deliver
educational programming to address locally identified needs.
Ben Hoppe graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in
Resource Management – Environmental Education and Interpretation. He has experience
providing educational programming working for the National Park Service, first as a park guide
at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then as a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park.
Most recently he has been working in the paper industry in the Fox Valley.
“Ben is going to be a great addition to UW-Extension in both Marinette and Oconto Counties,”
says Nancy Crevier, Area Extension Director. “He is looking forward to meeting with area 4-H
clubs to meet our youth members and to begin working with our 4-H adult volunteers.”