Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) has many different topic areas and strive to improve the lives and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Montana State University Extension offers and provides educational resources in the areas of community health resources, family economics, family and human development, food and nutrition and, housing and environmental health.

 

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Meals in Minutes - Registration Form

  • What is all of the rage about?! The electric pressure cooker has made its way into the consumer market with popularity like nothing else. Attend the Meals in Minutes class to learn about the in's and out's of the electric pressure cooker. This class will include samples of meals made in the electric pressure cooker during class as well as relevant information on how to use your new kitchen tool! Complete the registration form and mail to Katrin Finch at 3300 3rd St. NE #9, Great Falls, MT 59403 with your payment by check or exact cash.

 

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!

Food Safety Classes

ServSafe Food Safety is offered through the MSU Cascade County Extension Office we provide the following classes:

  • ServSafe Food Manger Exam Proctoring
    • Please contact Katrin Finch for details on the next proctoring session
  • ServSafe Food Handler Class (4 hour class)
    • Food handler course is a brief overview of the following topics: personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross contamination, and cleaning and sanitizing
  • ServSafe Food Manager Class (8 hours class)
    • The food manager course is an in-depth look at food safety and cover the following topics: safe food, forms of contamination, the flow of food, food safety management systems, safe facilities, and cleaning and sanitizing.
    • For questions regarding regulation and requirements please contact the local sanitarians. In Cascade County please contact the environmental Health Office at 406-454-6950
    • For more details on the ServSafe Food Manager class visit the ServSafe website
    • To register for a ServSafe Food Manager Class in Cascade County visit  Callaghan Enterprises
      ***NEXT CLASS: WEDNESADAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 - VISIT CALLAGHAN ENTERPRISES TO REGISTER***

Food Preservation Classes

You Can! Canning Class Series- Learn the basics of water bath, pressure canning, and so much more. Classes will include jam/jelly, pickles, salsa, canning vegetables, and canning meats.

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!

 

***CHECK OUT THE NEWLY REVISED MONTGUIDES FOR FOOD PRESERVATION***
(These guides can be found on the MontGuide Index under the Food and Nutrition section, subsection Food Preservation)

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Today in Montana, there are over 6,600 grandparents raising grandchildren without parental support. This group was formed to provide support and education for the grandparents raising grandchildren right here in Cascade County. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project was established in 2002 and has taken many forms across the state, for more information at the state level visit montanagrandparents.org or email grg@montana.edu. For more information about the GRG Support Group in Cascade County please contact the MSU Cascade County Extension Office at 406-454-6980 or email katrin.finch@montana.edu

Homemakers Clubs

2018-2019 Newsletters
October/November Newsletter

If you have any questions about the homemakers clubs or newsletter please do not hesitate to contact Katrin Finch at the extension office at 406-454-6980.

Cooking Classes

  • Cooking with Pulse Crops - class dates coming soon
    • What is a pulse crop? Why should I use a pulse crop? What does a pulse crop taste like? Chances are you have had some sort of a pulse crop in a meal or two but, you had no idea what benefits were packed into that little tiny dried bean! Try something new and join us to get a pulse on your menu!
  • Freezer Meal Frenzy - class dates coming soon
    • In today's world of busy lives and no time to make a home cooked meal find the secret to success with freezer meals. In this class you will learn about meal planning, the financial impact of meal planning and much more! Add less frenzy to your life and join us to make dinner time on a busy night something enjoyable.
  • Cooking Across Cultures - class dates coming soon
    • Join us for a one of a kind cooking experience. Learn how to incorporate MyPlate into meals across the world in this monthly series. You will learn how to cook recipes found in specific cultures, history of cooking, and other kitchen topics including knife skills, food safety and more!
  • Meals in Minutes - Registration Form
    • What is all of the rage about?! The electric pressure cooker has made its way into the consumer market with popularity like nothing else. Attend the Meals in Minutes class to learn about the in's and out's of the electric pressure cooker. This class will include samples of meals made in the electric pressure cooker during class as well as relevant information on how to use your new kitchen tool! Complete the registration form and mail to Katrin Finch at 3300 3rd St. NE #9, Great Falls, MT 59403 with your payment by check or exact cash.

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!

Family Economics/Financial Management Classes

  • SolidFinances
    • Solid Finances is series of free financial education webinars. The webinars are designed to empower you to take control of your finances by improving your knowledge of personal finance topics. 
  • Marlin the Monkey - financial education for youngsters! Explore the world of earn, save, spend from Marlin's point of view - collect as many bananas you can through a story telling experience!
  • Who Wants to be a Credit Score Millionaire - financial education for teens and adults! Learn about how complex credit scores can be! Topics include what can effect your credit score as well as how to use your credit wisely. Contact Katrin Finch for more information!

Health and Human Development Classes

  • DEEP (Diabetes Education Empowerment Program)
  • Walking With Ease
  • Assistive Devices

Other Information and MSU MontGuides

For more information published by MSU Extension feel free to visit our website at msuextension.org

For MontGuides in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences click here

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!