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 all OSU Extension family and consumer sciences programs at  Working with Family and Consumer Sciences in Guernsey County is Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Caitlin Mathews-Smith. Caitlin can be reached by calling the Extension Office at: 740-489-5300 or by emailing: 


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