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Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Cooperative Extension is made up of human scientists, including county educators and extension specialists, from the OSU College of Education and Human Sciences 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 more. We work closely with OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development to support positive youth development in the state by bringing the best science to solving problems and enhancing lives.

Goal of Family & Consumer Sciences

Our goal is to help Oklahoma families, youth and individuals develop and grow in safe and healthy ways. We accomplish this through research-based education that meets community needs and ultimately improves lives, society and the economy.

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Family & Consumer Sciences offer an extensive menu of educational programs focused on statewide initiatives to help improve the lives of all Oklahomans. Learn more about the available programs below.

Family & Consumer Sciences News

Parents who invest in themselves reap dividends

June 14, 2024

When a couple goes through a divorce, each parent may have feelings of grief, loss, anger or anxiety. To help suppress those feelings, some people try to stay busy but this can add additional stress.

Dads bring different skills to parenting

May 23, 2024

As we welcome June and the start of summer, it's also a time to celebrate Father's Day and the contributions of fathers and father figures. Angie Behrens, program coordinator for the Fatherhood Initiative with Oklahoma State University Extension, highlights that moms and dads each bring unique skills to parenting.

OSU Extension promotes civic engagement across the state

April 30, 2024

Learn how OSU Extension promotes civic engagement across the state.

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