Science of agriculture and STEM director
Current work, research and interests
Michael Compton serves as the science of agriculture and STEM director at the Center for Youth Development and is based out of the Worthington regional office. As part of his work he provides leadership to the state-wide 4-H Science of Agriculture and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs using research-based methods to create positive opportunities for youth and adults to learn and develop.
Michael’s role focuses on 4-H Youth Development program delivery, volunteer recruitment, designing and developing of educational programs and curricula, collaborating to seek donors and partners, and providing leadership to both the science of agriculture and STEM state teams.
Michael began his work with Minnesota Extension as a regional Extension educator supervising county 4-H program coordinators and providing regional leadership to the science of agriculture/animal science programs and educational program planning.
Prior to his work in Minnesota Extension, he served Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a county youth coordinator from 2011 - 2016.
- M.A., professional educator, leadership strand, Morningside College.
- B.S., secondary social studies education, middle school endorsement, Saint Cloud State University.
Extension Regional Office, Worthington