Family and Consumer Sciences means:

Our vision and values are as follows:

Our vision is:

     To be recognized as a leader for enhancing the quality of life for individuals, families and communities through research, education and outreach.


Our values are:

     Helping people help themselves

     Education directed toward, and jointly determined, by participants

     Lifelong Learning

     Accessible and reliable information


     Assets and diversity of individuals, families and communities


Family and Consumer Sciences Extension serves all of Ohio's 88 counties.  Our team of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension professionals focuses on building Healthy People, Healthy Finances and Healthy Relationships.  We help people keep healthy with good nutrition and safe food, use their money wisely and balance the demands of life and work.


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Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please contact Ohio State University Extension using your preferred communication (e-mail, relay services, or video relay services). Phone 1-800-750-0750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Inform the operator to dial 614-292-6181.