Jacob DeDecker

Jacob DeDecker


MSU Extension

State Leader, Michigan 4-H Youth Development

Telephone: 517-884-5966

Jacob DeDecker serves as the 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

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