Family and Consumer Sciences Extension News

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.


FCS Agents Honored with NEAFCS Regional and National Awards

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) held their 2016 annual session at the Big Sky Resort in Montana on September 12-15. The session included presentations highlighting the research and success of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension professionals. Many of Kentucky’s Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences Education were recognized as award recipients due to their outstanding implementation and involvement in projects. These projects are aimed at improving the quality of life across the Bluegrass.


UK Cooperative Extension agent voted president-elect of national association

Lora Lee HowardLora Lee Howard has been working to help Kentuckians lead fuller, healthier lives since 1981 as a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences education in Clay County. Recently members of the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences elected Howard to serve as president-elect.