Family and Consumer Science

What is Family and Consumer Sciences?

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is the modern name for Home Economics. Montana State University Extension professionals serve people and families through programs aimed at providing education and resources relating to social, cultural, historical, and economic trends. We provide what people need to make informed decisions and suggestions on change. This can be up to date information on family finance, practical advice on how to deal with energy issues, support groups to help grandparents raising grandchildren, or workshops on eating healthfully on less money.

Want to request a program?

Katelyn Andersen serves as the Family and Consumer Science faculty member at the MSU Extension Office in Ravalli County. She is available to teach by request for groups by contacting her at 406-375-6611 or by email.

Connect via the MSU Ravalli County Extension Facebook page and watch local news media to learn about Family and Consumer Science classes and programs happening in your area.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and Montana State University Extension prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cody Stone, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.