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Cottonwood District

Cottonwood District

Barton County Office

3007 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

620-793-1913 fax

Ellis County Office

601 Main Street
Hays, KS 67601

785-621-2002 fax


Home and Family

Family Consumer Sciences

What our name means:

Family is the focus of our work. We provide non-formal education to family members or those persons who teach and support families. We assist community members, agencies, businesses, and other organizations in understanding how their practices and policies affect families.

Consumer refers to the important decision-making role of choosing products and services that support the needs and values of the family. Decisions are made with information from a variety of sources, one of which is the Cooperative Extension Service.

Sciences reflects the fact that our profession uses the physical, social, and behavioral sciences to provide non-formal education in support of families. 

Tips and Helpful Hints

Holiday Stain Solutions
Build Wealth, Not Debt
Personal Finance - E-Extension Information Central
FNP Program

Why is it important to be active?
Common Can Sizes


Helpful Home & Family Publications:

Choosing Day Care: Child Care Homes

Choosing Day Care: Care Centers & Preschools

Emergent Literacy: Helping Young Children's Development Through Reading

Couples Talk: Enhancing Your Relationship

Grandparents Forever

Recycling: It is Easy Being Green