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.

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Big Blue Book Club

The first Big Blue Book Club series for 2024 will be on April 11, 18, and 25. Each session will be presented via Zoom at 10 AM CT. The session will be recorded, so if you aren’t available during the day, you are welcome to participate via the recording.

The featured book is "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth" by Sarah Smarsh. This book is an eye-opening memoir about working-class poverty in America. Heartland is a descriptive and emotion-packed retelling of the author’s and her family’s intergenerational experience of America’s wealth gap.

Registration is open at If Grayson County registrants do not have the book, you will receive one free of charge from the Grayson County Extension Office. Registrants will be contacted when books are available to be picked up at the Grayson County Extension Office.

Gardening Safely

Injury Prevention in the Garden provides participants with information about common garden injuries and steps that can be taken to prevent them. This Zoom webinar will be held Thursday, March 21, just in time to get YOU garden-ready for the spring! Join us from 10-11:30AM CDT. Register at For more information, click here.

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Natalie F. Taul

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science

(270) 259-3492 Grayson County Extension Office 64 Quarry Road, Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754