Karen Waite

Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program and Assistant Chairperson

Karen Waite
1287K Anthony Hall

Phone: (517) 432-0383



Equine Youth Extension


  • BS, Michigan State University
  • MS, Michigan State University


85% Extension, 15% Teaching


Responsible for the organization and development of educational programs and materials for Extension 4-H Youth Development, adult 4-H leaders and Extension staff in the areas of horse management, nutrition, training, equitation, judging and showmanship. Handles the coordination of the Michigan 4-H Horse Program, state level horse related youth activities as well as working closely with horse industry organizations involved with youth and State 4-H Youth Development Office. Assists county extension personnel to develop programs, conferences and workshops on a state-wide basis.


Provides instruction in the Agriculture Technology Horse Management Program for Animal Science.