Family & Consumer Sciences


Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) extension agents offer non-biased, research-based solutions and cutting edge knowledge on many topics, including:

  • Economic well-being for individuals and families
  • Food, nutrition, and health
  • Food safety
  • Healthy, safe, and affordable housing environment
  • Positive development for individuals, families, and communities

FACS agents also partner with employers and other agencies to enhance economic development by educating our present and future work force. Examples include:

  • Health education and chronic disease prevention programs
  • Life skills education to reduce turnover and increase productivity, such as managing finances and balancing work / family responsibilities
  • Required employee training such as food safety for restaurant workers and child development training for child care providers
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