Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)* is part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System. AgriLife Extension offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy.Mission Statement: Improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities in the El Paso County, and beyond through high quality, relevant education. Vision Statement: Our vision is to be the premier provider of relevant continuing education, developed through grassroots issue identification, with stakeholder involvement in planning and delivery.
Through our programming and education we have several goals:
Goal 1: Improve Family Life for Texans
Goal 2: Helping People in Texas Eat Better and Safer
Goal 3: Helping Families and Individuals Manage Their Resources
Goal 4: Improve the Health and Wellness of Texans
AgriLife Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension offers educational programming and training on virtually all issues relating to individuals and families to equip them with up- to- date vital information to thrive and live successfully in today’s culture. We offer information, trainings and education opportunities on various subcategories such as (but not limited to):
Educational programming is available through group methods such as workshops, seminars and classes; multimedia techniques such as exhibits, conferences, newsletters, radio, television and newspaper; and responses to individual requests as well. Please contact us for more information about our programming.
B. Abigail Meyer, M.S.
Family & Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent
El Paso County | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
9521 Socorro Rd. Suite A2 Box 2| El Paso, TX 79927
p: (915) 860-2515 | f: (915) 860-2536
TEACHING • RESEARCH • EXTENSION • SERVICEEducational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. *Family and Consumer Sciences is a discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. County Extension Agents in the field of FCS educate the members of their community in many ways. They seek to connect people to the many relationships between individuals, their families, their communities, and their environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer sciences, apparel design, as well as other related subjects. FCS Education is the focus of individuals and families living in society throughout their entire life span. The focus on families/individuals and their interrelationships with their community is an important awareness to help communities thrive. FCS is also known as human sciences or home economics. It is also sometimes referred to as human ecology, though this term is used for several disciplines.