New Mexico Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

What is NMEAFCS?

What is NMEAFCS? The New Mexico Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences provides professional development for its members, recognizes their achievements, promotes diversity, encourages research and participates in public policy education.

Our Mission

The Affiliate educates and recognizes Extension professionals who positively impact the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

Our Vision

The Affiliate is the professional organization in New Mexico for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) that accomplishes the following:

  • Builds leaders for the future.

  • Recognizes and promotes excellence and scholarship in Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programming.

  • Provides innovative professional growth and development opportunities.

  • Serves as a state-wide resource for education, information, networking, and partnerships.

  • Promotes Extension Family and Consumer Sciences and the mission and goals of the Land Grant University Extension System

Image of Roosevelt County in 1921
County Home Extension work began in Roosevelt County in 1921 when the first clubs were organized at Inez and Portales. A club was organized at Arch in 1922. Miss Sarah Kerr was the first Roosevelt County Home Economist in 1924 followed by fourteen other agents.