Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers: Extension Association of New Mexico

The Extension Association of New Mexico was formed in 1941, as Extension Homemakers, in cooperation with the Extension Service at New Mexico State University.  EANM helps extend adult education throughout New Mexico.

MISSION:  The mission of the Extension Association of New Mexico is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through education, leadership, and action. 

The Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers (EANM - Extension Association of New Mexico) are based in Santa Fe, NM. We are a community service based organization participating in projects that assist in improving lives of others. Members receive monthly research-based educational programs relating to money management, clothing, family development, food and nutrition, diabetes education and community development. (Topics are subject to change).

We participate in community services such as:

  • Sewing fidget quilts for the nursing homes.
  • Snacks, sleeping bags, cool collars , and school supplies for the Youth Shelter
  • Money, clothing, cool collars, and hygiene packets for Pete’s Place Homeless Shelter.
  • Volunteer hours and monetary help to churches and other community organizations.
  • Volunteer for the Santa Fe County Fair.
  • Creating Christmas Stockings for newborns at Christus St. Vincent Hospital.

Our Holiday Craft Fair is held every November.  It is our main fund raiser for scholarships for Santa Fe County students to  attend New Mexico colleges and universities.

EANM meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, except August. If you are interested in joining, please call Barbara Forte (505) 982-5195 or Michelle Stizza (505) 471-4711.

You can also visit our NMSU How-to-Guides on ClothingFamily Development, and Food and Nutrition

Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers College Scholarships

Santa Fe County Extension Homemakers has $1,000 available to Santa Fe County high school seniors, and students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a New Mexico college or university and are still Santa Fe County residents. Applicants must major in agriculture, consumer, or environmental science programs such as:

  • Family & Consumer Sciences, Clothing, Textiles, & Fashion Merchandising
  • Family & Child Science, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Human Nutrition & Food Services
  • Animal & Range Sciences, Animal production, marketing, and range management
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management including culinary arts
  • Agricultural & Environmental Science - Plant Pathology, Entomology, Farm/Ranch Business Management, Horticulture, Extension Education/Service, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

Application details are now available with a deadline for submission May 1st, 2024.  Please call 505-471-4711 or stop by the office for more details.