Family and Consumer Sciences Extension News

FCS Professionals Honored with Epsilon Sigma Phi Awards

The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), the National Extension Professional Organization, recognized professionals from across the state for their service in Cooperative Extension on March 21, 2017. The group honored outstanding faculty and agents for their dedication to the mission of the organization and their continuous outreach within their communities. Several Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Professionals were among the honorees.

Daviess County Extension offers It’s Your Reality Program

A total of 110 students at the Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) had a “reality check” when the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Office hosted the It’s Your Reality program on campus. Modeled after the Kentucky 4-H Reality Store curriculum, the simulation is designed to introduce students to financial realities through mock budgeting choices and lifestyle decisions. The program was initially designed for the 18 to 22-year-old traditional college student, but was adapted to meet the various financial stages of the broader Owensboro campus demographics.

Cooperative Extension Internship Experience

The Cooperative Extension Internship Program is a unique program that provides students an opportunity to work with an Extension professional to make a difference in a Kentucky community. In summer 2016, seven students from the School of Human Environmental Sciences participated in the 12-week summer internship. The hands-on experience enabled students to implement their own projects, network with agents, and further develop their professional interests.