Better Lives, Stronger Communities

OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

Our family and consumer sciences professionals turn evidence-based, impartial, current research into useful information that can improve the quality of people’s lives. We work to make information accessible to all Ohioans.

You can count on FCS to provide reliable, evidence-based information to encourage – and empower – people to adopt practices and behaviors to improve their finances, build more positive relationships with friends and family, and embrace healthier, nutritious lifestyles.

You can learn more about OSU Extension FCS programs across the state at

More Information about FCS in Lucas County

The Family and Consumer Sciences program in Lucas County designs and delivers programs to fit the county's needs within the area of Healthy People, Healthy Finances and Healthy Relationships. FCS builds partnerships with other groups and organizations whose missions complement ours. With our partners, we make lives better .... and our community stronger. For more information or to schedule a program, please contact Extension Educator, Patrice Powers-Barker, CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) at or 419-574-0983. Please visit the following pages on this website:

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.