News Archive: Family Consumer Sciences
C. Oran Little had immeasurable impact on agriculture
Published on Dec. 19, 2022
C. Oran Little provided invaluable services to Kentucky and received substantial national and international recognition.
From rags to bags: Upcycling research tackles textile and food waste
Published on Nov. 18, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimated 31% or 133 billion pounds of the nation’s available food supply went uneaten in 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency found that another 11 million tons of textiles head to landfills each year.
UK Cooperative Extension professionals win national family and consumer sciences awards
Published on Sep. 28, 2022
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension professionals took home two awards during the 2022 National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences annual session in Raleigh, North Carolina Sept.12-15.
New UK course offers outlooks on food systems
Published on Sep. 23, 2022
In a new course this fall, University of Kentucky graduate students from a variety of majors are learning about sustainable food systems.
UK BARN program aims to decrease farmer suicides
Published on Sep. 21, 2022
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing are working to address the issue of farmer suicides through a joint program coined BARN, or Bring Action Right Now.
Kentucky Homemakers celebrate their 90th anniversary
Published on Apr. 20, 2022
In its 90 years of existence, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association has impacted thousands across the commonwealth.
UK Wood Utilization Center activities back in full swing
Published on Apr. 1, 2022
The University of Kentucky’s Wood Utilization Center has long been recognized for its work with the forest products industry. However, it is also a great place for the public to engage in woodworking activities.