What is a Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent?

A Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) County Extension Agent is a person who can assist you with a wide body of research-based knowledge on topics that affect your entire life:  your food, your family, your house and your finances.



Missoula County is fortunate to have a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent as part of a partnership between Montana State University Extension and Missoula County.  Make sure to thank our commisioners and state representatives about this important and relevent program that serves the people in our county.


  • Families - Learn more about the positive development of children, youth, adults and families including caregiving and grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • Finances - Find out how to save money, spend wisely and improve your financial knowledge and skills.
  • Food - Get information about safe food handling, food preservation, free pressure gauge checks, buying, preparing, nutrition and health.
  • Housing Environment - Discover resources on buying/owning/renting, indoor air quality, water, energy and waste.


Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, classes and publications at (406) 258-4206, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  To veiw a complete listing of FCS related publications visit 

Nutrition and cooking class resources for limited income families with children can be found at the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program webpage.

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