Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Children and Youth Institute
4-H Youth Development
Jacob DeDecker serves as the Associate Director of the Children and Youth Institute and Associate State Leader of Michigan 4-H Youth Development. Jacob joined the MSU Extension administrative team in 2014 providing leadership to risk management, policy, registration and evaluation systems and support of 4-H Supervisors and county based 4-H Program Coordinators. Before taking on this role he was the 4-H science, engineering, technology and math program leader and provided leadership to small animal and agriculture programs. This is where he started his Michigan State University Extension career. Before starting with MSU Extension he received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Animal Sciences along with a certificate in business administration from the University of Illinois
May 28, 2015 | Recent rains slowed field progress, but crop development and conditions are good.
November 17, 2014 | Fair is over and next year’s pigs are not on the ground yet, so what is a 4-her to do? It is the perfect time to expand your knowledge and skills!
November 14, 2014 | Not all digital badges are equal: gold, silver and bronze could be the new standard for levels of learning
November 12, 2014 | Digital badging is a hot new topic, but could they help high-school students be admitted into college?
November 10, 2014 | Digital badging is a hot new topic, but could they help high-school students and college graduates get a job?
September 15, 2014 | Report looks at the impact 4-H science programs have on life skills, science process skills and career aspirations.
September 11, 2014 | Recent report looks at the impact 4-H science programs are making on young people.
September 8, 2014 | Help children use their observation skills outdoors to learn colors.
September 4, 2014 | Is chemistry education and the application of its concepts still relevant to young people today?
September 4, 2014 | Preparing young people for college, whether they choose majors or not.