The focus of the FCS program is to improve individual and family behaviors, and community well-being. Agents offer programs aimed at  providing education and resources relating to social, cultural, historical, and economic trends. A wide range of family issues such as changing family structures, inter-generational relations; human response to stress and crisis; family laws, finance and economics; and decision-making are included. 
Jackie Rumph, Yellowstone County's Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, is dedicated to enhancing relationships among individuals, families and the communities in which they function. Some of the programs she facilitates in Yellowstone County include Grandparent's Raising Grandchildren, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Arthritis Exercise Classes, a variety of financial and estate planning workshops. Coming from a background in Dietetics she is passionate about nutrition, exercise and healthy body image and participates in numerous workshops and training sessions on these topics as well as home maintenance and food preservation.

 ***June 8, 2020*** Moving into Phase Two of Governor Bullock‚Äôs plan to gradually reopen the state, MSU Extension will continue its current practices of telework, online and remote instruction in addition to resuming some small classes and face to face programing when social distancing and other safe practices are able to be maintained. The Yellowstone County Extension Office is open 8 am- 5 pm and we are committed to serving our community via phone calls, emails, and other appropriate means.

Check out the FCS Weekly Updates below as well as our Facebook page for additional information and helpful resources. 

Bi-Monthly Update - May 18th

Bi-Monthly Update - May 4th

Weekly Update - April 27th

Weekly Update - April 20th

Weekly Update-April 13th

Weekly Update - April 6th

Weekly Update - March 30th

Weekly Update - March 23rd

Weekly Update - March 16th