Jacki was raised on a family run dairy farm in Spencer, Ohio. It is this upbringing that developed her work ethic and love for agriculture and the 4-H youth development program. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Education from The Ohio State University and her M.A. in Agricultural and Extension Education from New Mexico State University. The last 14+ years Jacki has been in Santa Fe, NM working for New Mexico State University Extension as the 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. In this role she found great satisfaction in teaching youth life skills to become successful and contributing citizens. State 4-H Home EC School, the Just Be It! Healthy & Fit curriculum and the 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador program are just a few of the highlights from Mrs. Baca’s career in New Mexico. Prior to her work with Extension she was employed by Girl Scouts of the Rio Grande in Las Cruces, NM.
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