Families and Consumers

What does the Family and Consumer Science Agent offer the community? 

Education in the community, schools, and workplace on critical issues such as:

  • Financial Security and Economic Well-being
  • Food-borne Illness Prevention
  • Housing and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Child, Youth, and Family Development
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Educational  activities that contain practical, research-based information to help people in the community lead more productive lives

Where does the information come from?

Provided by researchers at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Why is the work of the Family and Consumer Science Agent so important?

People depend on a variety of factors in their world:
Food, Child Care, Shelter, Personal Relationships, and Budgeting.

Extension Agents and Specialists have the educational background, skills, and knowledge to assist people in meeting their basic needs.