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What is Family and Consumer Sciences?
K-State Research and Extension is a leader in providing research-based information and education for creating strong, healthy Kansas communities. We strive to improve family relationships, develop consumer and financial management skills and help Kansans balance the demands of work, family and community. Through our programs, classes, publications, newsletters, columns and much more, our agents provide you knowledge for life.
What our Name Means
Family is the focus of our work. We provide non-formal education to family members or those persons who teach and support families. We assist community members, agencies, businesses, and other organizations in understanding how their practices and policies affect families.
Consumer refers to the important decision making role of choosing products and services that support the needs and values of the family. Decisions are made with information from a variety of sources, one of which is the Cooperative Extension Service.
Sciences reflects the fact that our program uses the physical, social, and behavioral sciences to provide non-formal education in support of families.