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Home and Family Resources

Families need practical, trustworthy information, skills, and assets to improve their quality of life and contribute to their communities. With an understanding that personal, family and community well-being is dependent upon many kinds of knowledge and skills which are intertwined and inseparable, K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents provide a broad base of expertise to help solve complicated problems by teaching essential living skills including finances, aging well, caring for your home and clothes, strengthening family relationships and raising your children.  Our agents can help you navigate Medicare and Market Place Insurance, too.

Through our Family and Consumer Sciences program, K-State Research and Extension is able to provide knowledge for life relating to home and family.  Through our programs, classes, publications, newsletters, columns, and much more, our agents provide you Knowledge for Life


Prepare Kansas

September is National Preparedness Month, and is recognized to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year.  K-State Research and Extension also recognizes the importance of being prepared with weekly tips on their Prepare Kansas blog, which can be found here.  For information on specific weather-related emergencies, Click on the Home and Family resources link on the left, and then "Emergency Preparedness".  If you use Facebook, you can find Prepare Kansas information on the KSRE Facebook page.




Joy Miller
Southwind District Extension Agent, Adult Development and Aging & Family Resource Management
Fort Scott Office
Phone: 620-223-3720

Kathy McEwan
Southwind Extension District Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Iola Office
Phone: 620-365-2242


Barbara Stockebrand

Southwind Extension District Agent, Adult Development and Aging
Yates Center Office
Phone: 620-625-8620