Lora Howard, County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences

Lora Lee Frazier Howard

County Extension Agent for Family &  Consumer Sciences

Email to:  lhoward@uky.edu

Family and Consumer Sciences: The goal of the Family & Consumer Sciences Program is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families.  We address the challenges of critical issues affecting people's daily lives in a changing environment.  Programs focus on economic, social and physical well-being of our clients.  We strengthen personal and family relationships, encourage healthful choices, and identify resources to extend income.

 


JUST A REMINDER:  WE HAVE FREE PUBLICATIONS ON CANNING, FREEZING & DRYING.  STOP BY THE EXTENSION OFFICE TODAY FOR A COPY!

We can also check your pressure canner dial gauge for FREE.  Just stop by the office.


UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE AT THE CLAY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE.  CALL 598-2789 TO REGISTER. SEE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE TOP OF THE WEBSITE PAGE TO CHECK OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING PROGRAMS.


 

PROGRAMS

  • Women & Finances - January 22nd, 29th & Feb. 5th at 6 pm - Extension Office. Topics for discussion will be The Basics, Estate Planning, and Investing.  This is for all women!  It is never too early or too late to start thinking about your financial situation.  Please call 598-2789 to register.  Free and open to the public.
  • Becoming Body Aware - January 23rd & 30th at 6 pm - Extension Office. You have lost weight and are feeling good about your new image.  You can become more body aware, learn your body type, review the clothes you have in your closet and change your appearance even more.  Come learn together to become more body aware.  You must call 598-2789 to register.  Free and open to the public.
  • Plate It Up - January 25th at 6 pm - Extension Office.  Lora will demonstrate three Plate It Up recipes for your enjoyment.  These vegetables can be grown in Kentucky gardens spring-fall.  Please call 598-2789 to register.  Free and open to the public.
  • Homemade Bread Workshop - February 12th at 6 pm at the Robinson Center Auditorium in Jackson, KY. FLYER
  • Baking Academy - February 17th from 9am - 3pm at the Robinson Center Auditorium in Jackson, KY.  FLYER
  • Rock Painting - February 22nd at 6 pm at the Clay County Extension Office.  Come learn how to paint rocks, do a community activity and enjoy your evening.  Co-sponsored by the Garden Club.  Please call 598-2789 to register.
  • Brain Development - February 27th at 6 pm.
  • Homemaker Leader's Training "Gardening Options" - February 28th at 10 am.
  • Homebased Microprocessor Workshop - March 2nd from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Clay County Extension OfficeFLYER


Don’t forget the Facebook “Small Steps to Health & Wealth” program.  It has been well documented that, when people monitor their behavior and measure how they are doing, they are often inspired to do better and achieve positive results. These posts are on our Clay County Extension Office Facebook page. 

You can also participate in two additional programs:

1) The Clay County Cooperative Extension Service is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) Challenge. This free 5 month program is designed to help you improve both your health and personal finance behaviors.  To sign up for the SSHW Challenge, follow the SSHW Online Challenge link available on the National Steps to Health and Wealth™ Challenge Web site at http://rutgers.ancc.net/. Register an account by creating a user name and password, and download the simple one-page user’s guide with instructions on how to enter a challenge.  Enroll in the challenge titled Clay County KY Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge.” If you have problems registering or additional questions please call our office.

2) The other program you can participate in is Money Habitudes; a one-time program that will allow you to figure out what influences you to spend your money by answering a series of questions.  You need to call our office at 598-2789 and give us your e-mail address to participate in this program.


Helpful Links you may be interested in:

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

KENTUCKY FAMILY POLICY

AGING IN KY: A HEALTHY STATE OF MIND


 

HOMEMAKER CLUB MEETINGS

Pins & Needles - 3rd Sat. - 10:00 am

Rolling Pin Bakers - 1st Mon. - 5:30 pm

Happy Homemakers - 2nd Sat. - 2:00 pm

 


Are you interested in joining a Homemaker Club?  Maybe, you would like to start your own club - Needlework, Scrapbooking or a Food Homemaker Club, call Lora at 598-2789.  We will schedule a meeting date to organize the group.