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; intergenerational 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.
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
Diabetes Health Classes - Free classes designed to educate those with diabetes or pre-diabetes about the
condition and ways to manage it.