News Archive: Family Consumer Sciences
Historic $100-million gift will catapult UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Gatton’s impact on the University of Kentucky exceeds $180 million. He is the university’s single largest donor.
Hunger summit unites state leaders to address food insecurity
Published on May. 16, 2023
Kentucky has one of the highest food-insecurity rates in the nation. UK hopes to help solve that.
Collaborating on cancer education: Markey Cancer Center and UK Cooperative Extension join forces
Published on Apr. 4, 2023
A new podcast collaboration between the UK Markey Cancer Center and UK Cooperative Extension will improve cancer awareness across the commonwealth.
UK professor recognized for administrative excellence
Published on Mar. 13, 2023
A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty member recently earned the 2023 Council of Administration of Family and Consumer Sciences Excellence in Administrator award.
Kentucky Saves Piggy Bank contest promotes financial literacy
Published on Mar. 2, 2023
A UK Extension contest encouraged all Kentucky school-aged children to compete and design their own piggy bank.
UK launches Food as Health Alliance to boost health and wellbeing
Published on Feb. 9, 2023
The University of Kentucky has just launched a new program bringing together clinical and community research that addresses food insecurity and diet-related chronic diseases.
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.