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The Family and Consumer Sciences Extension unit of OSU Extension is made up of human scientists (i.e., county educators and extension specialists) from Oklahoma State University who focus on issues that affect our daily lives. These issues include: Health, Hunger, Environment, Finances, Family Breakdown, Jobs and Employment, Resilience, Risky Behaviors, Safety, and Agricultural Science. We work closely with Extension’s 4-H to support positive youth development in the state. We work together as issue teams to bring the best science to solving problems and enhancing lives.


The goal of Family and Consumer Sciences is to help Oklahoma’s families, youth and individuals develop and grow in safe and healthy ways. This is approached through research-based education that focuses on building upon our understanding of the different aspects of their lives and how they affect others. We survey the population in Oklahoma in each county through issue scanning and our local program advisory committees (PACs) to learn about their needs and how we can help provide education that helps people improve society and the economy. 


Programs Available

  • Foods, Nutrition & Health
    • Healthy Living A-Z Presentation
    • Food Safety for youth, adult and groups
    • Soap Making, Skin Care and Germs/Disease Prevention
    • Nutrition for Children
    • Food Preservation
    • Diabetes Information and Support
    • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Family Resilience
    • Stop the Bullying, an in-school violence prevention program
    • Communication Skills
    • Child Guidance
    • Child Care Provider Resource
    • Character Education
    • Parenting Skills
    • Co-Parenting
  • Workshops/Activities
    • Bulletin Boards
    • Fashion and Fabrics
    • Cookie Decorating
    • Holiday Glowing Snowman
    • Soap Making
    • Stepping Stones
    • Herbed Vinegars
    • Calligraphy


Co-Parenting for Resilience

Co-Parenting is a court-referred parenting class taught by OSU Cooperative Extension Educators-Family and Consumer Sciences, throughout the state of Oklahoma. The Garfield County Cooperative Extension Service offers Co-Parenting once each month for divorcing parents with children under the age of 18. 


Click the link below to complete survey before attending class. Print survey and send with registration or bring to class.


Co-Parenting Survey

Co-Parenting Time 1 Survey

OHCE Fair Entries

Only Garfield County Oklahoma Home & Community Education members can enter items in Dept. L of the Garfield County Fair. 


Garfield County Family & Consumer Science publishes a monthly newsletter with current information about nutrition, budgeting, and other issues related to families. This newsletter also contains information about upcoming events of the Garfield County Oklahoma Home and Community Education Groups. These groups sponsor workshops and events for their membership. To receive the newsletter or obtain more information about Oklahoma Home and Community Education Groups, please call the Garfield County OSU Extension Center at (580) 237-1228.



Garfield County Home & Community Education

Garfield County Home & Community Education Association is organized for a three-fold purpose:

  1. To study homemaking and to develop and put into practice the best methods involved in successful homemaking.
  2. To offer homemakers opportunity for self-improvement and development.
  3. To advance interest in community life.



Slow Cooker Recipes

  • Soups

    French Onion Soup | Jan Tinsley, Bethany


    • 3 pounds yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • Black pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 10 cups beef broth

    Place onion slices in a 5 quart slow cooker. Stir in butter, olive oil, salt and a generous quantity of black pepper. Cover and cook on low 12 hours or overnight. Onions should be dark golden brown and soft. Stir in broth and balsamic vinegar. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if desired.

    To serve: 4-6 baguette slices toasted for each bowl, 1 1/3 to 3 cups grated gruyere cheese. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Portion the soup into oven safe bowls, place on cookie sheet. Top with toast and cheese. Back on upper rack of over until cheese is melted. Broil 2-3 minutes to brown cheese.

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