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Family and Community Education (FCE) News

FCE Mission

The mission of the Kansas Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) is to work with the K-State Research and Extension to enrich Kansas families through educational programs, leadership development, and community service

FCE Units

FCE Units are groups of people who learn together. Each group determines topics of interest, and members participate in planning and presenting programs. FCE program leaders are provided training through K-State to present information and presentations to FCE members and other individuals throughout the community.

FCE History

The first unit in Kansas was organized in 1914. The units were originally organized to help Kansas rural women achieve the standard of living of their city counterparts. The organizations have been known by several names during their existence. They were first known as Farm Bureau Units. Next came Home Demonstration Units and then Extension Homemaker Units. The organization adopted the Family and Consumer Education name in the eighties.

FCE & K-State Research and Extension

A unique relationship through a Memorandum of Understanding in which we partner with the Cooperative Extension Service to provide educational programs from Kansas State University and the National Association for Family and Community Education.  Family Consumer Sciences Agents act as advisors to FCE.

FCE Advisors

Teresa Hatfield

Teresa Hatfield

District Agent - Family & Community Wellness
Holton Office
400 New York, Room 105
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-4125

Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams

District Agent - Food,
Nutrition, Health & Safety
Oskaloosa Office
100 E Washington
Oskaloosa, KS  66066
Phone:  785-863-2212