Family & Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences

FCS Extension programs aim to improve the quality of individual and family life through education, research, and outreach.

What is Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)?

FCS stands for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension. FCS programming focus on building assets of individuals and families to address problems faced across the lifespan. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension emphasizes well-being with a focus on human development, parenting, resource management, nutrition, health and leadership development.

At the community level, FCS Extension prepares individuals for community and economic development and activity. Professionals in Family and Consumer Sciences Extension provide the tools to help individuals and families to develop resources for strengthening families and building community for an ever changing society.

Melanie Panaretos

Extension Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Science, 4-H Youth Development

(502) 222-9453 melanie.panaretos@uky.edu Oldham County Extension Office 207 Parker Drive La Grange, Kentucky 40031-8632

Heather S. Toombs

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science

(502) 222-9453 heather.toombs@uky.edu Oldham County Extension Office 207 Parker Drive La Grange, Kentucky 40031-8632

Stephanie D. Willis

Extension Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Science, 4-H Youth Development

(502) 222-9453 s.willis@uky.edu Oldham County Extension Office 207 Parker Drive La Grange, Kentucky 40031-8632