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.

FCS Publications

Archive of Health Bulletin and MONEYWI$E Articles

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KEHA-Franklin County Homemakers Association

Membership, club meetings, homemaker goals and more!

Join the Franklin County Homemakers Association


Come Join Our Team! Extension Facilities Manager

Come join our team! The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, through the University of Kentucky is in need of a facilities manager. Click the registration link below to apply.

Bernheim Forest Homemaker Trip

- Bernheim Forest

The Fort Harrod Area Homemakers will be taking a trip to Bernheim Forest in celebration of KEHA Week! County groups will meet at Bernheim at noon, enjoy a picnic lunch, and then tour the area! 

Fall Paint Party

- Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

Join us on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. No experience required!  
Marjorie Duncan Doneghy Willis will walk you through the painting process, and you will take home your completed 16”x20” painting at the end of the night.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Fort Harrod Area Heritage Craft Camp

- Boyle County Extension Office

The annual Fort Harrod Area Heritage Craft Camp is here! A fun filled weekend of craft classes, door prizes, food and fellowship! Everyone is invited! Please view the Heritage Craft Camp Catalog below.  Click the link to register. 

Get Your Serger Out of the Box

- Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

This workshop will focus on getting your serger out of the box and learning about threading, stitching and using your serger to add to your sewing projects.

Simple Serger Baby/Lap Quilt (40"X48")

- Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

This simple project is a great way to practice using your serger and make a baby/lap quilt at the same time.

How Can We Serve You?

Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (Extension) is the local outreach arm of the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment. Extension provides practical, research-based education that helps individuals, families and communities solve problems and improve lives. Extension addresses issues (e.g., farming, gardening, parenting, budgeting, healthy living, and youth, community, and economic development) that are important to Kentuckians.

We are inviting you to complete a survey to help us understand the needs and priorities within your community. Your responses will help us tailor new and existing educational programs and outreach to address the issues that directly impact you, your family, and/or your community.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Carla A. Carter

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science

(502) 695-9035 Franklin County Extension Office 101 Lakeview Drive Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-8750