The Marriott Rivercenter, host hotel for the 2018 NEAFCS Annual Session, has notified us that we have sold out our group block on the following two nights only - Saturday, September 22 and Friday, September 28.  If you try and make a reservation that includes either or both of these nights, it will tell you that rooms are not available; however THEY DO have rooms available on these nights, it will just be at a higher rate. The other rooms nights are still available at our group rate. You may be required to make two reservations if that is the case.  If you have this issue, please notify the National Office and we will see if we can offer assistance.


March is Living Well Month - Marketing Your FCS Program is Fun and Easy with Living Well Month Resources!

Have you ever wondered how to better elevate the visibility and awareness of your program? Just like the key to good housekeeping is doing something every day, the key to a strong FCS program is to do some marketing with every public contact. The Living Well Month Home Page is available for you to start planning your local FCS public service campaign. Choose several small actions, building each year, to have a big results. Click here for more information.

Share your stories with us and we will post them here!
- Check out Minnesota's press release "Living Well" is the focus of Extension programs


Two Great Awards Available for NEAFCS Members

JCEP Award for Creative Excellence- NEAFCS Deadline is May 1st

This award has been created by JCEP to recognize Extension professionals that are innovative and creative. If you have a novel approach to existing or emerging issues that gets results, and others want to copy, then this award is meant for you! 

NEAFCS members can apply by going to and completing the online application.  The NEAFCS award deadline is May 1. The winner will be chosen by our national board and announced at our Annual Session in San Antonio, Texas. 
Each JCEP Association's winner will receive a $250 stipend and will compete with the other JCEP association winners for a $250.00 stipend to be presented at the 2019 JCEP Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We can't wait to see who the winner is!

2018 Home Baking Association Educator Award - Deadline is March 31st 

WIN $1,000 and a trip for two to the Home Baking Association Annual Meeting at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2018. WANTED Winning baking lessons, activity or service projects. EDUCATORS in classrooms, pre-schools, community programs, clubs, camps, leader training for Pre-K to 12th grade are eligible. Details at


2017 Journal of NEAFCS Now Available 

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is now online at

Many thanks to our Co-Editors Sarah Ransom of the University of Tennessee Extension and Dana Wright of West Virginia University Extension, and to the members of the subcommittee, peer reviewers, and to our Vice President of Members Resources, Edda Cotto-Rivera of the University of Georgia Extension, for a quality, peer-reviewed, professional publication that helps preserve our valuable research and resources for the future.

In addition, article submissions for the 2018 Journal of NEAFCS has been extended to April 15, 2018. Click here for more information.


2018 Annual Session - Information Now Available 

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
September 24-27, 2018

Click here for more information including hotel reservations, travel information, and what to do in San Antonio.

The 2018 Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus and Application is now available as well as the State Sales Table. Click here for more information. 

Click here to download the Silent Auction Donation Form to help support the NEAFCS Awards Fund. The Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Session in San Antonio. 


We Our Partner Members

Active Parenting Publishers
Michael Popkin
1220 Kennestone Circle, Ste 130
Marietta, Georgia 30066
800-825-0060 ext. 139 

American Cleaning Institute
Nancy Bock

Sr. VP, Educations & Meetings
1331 L Street, NW #650
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

American Income Life Special Risk Division
Erin Bain
8604 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, IN  46250   

Home Baking Association
Sharon Davis

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
HBA, 2931 Gainsboro Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Learning Zone Express
Mary Beth Anderson
Educational Consultant
667 E. Vine St.
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

LifeWise Strategies / Money Habitudes
Syble Solomon
1180-A Pine St
Hamilton, Montana 59840

National Dairy Council
Carole Clemente
Vice President Nutrition Affairs
10255 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 900
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

National Endowment for Financial Education
Susan Sharkey
1331-17 Street Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado 80202

Newell Brands (Previously Jarden Home Brands)
Jessica Piper

9999 East 121st Street
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 567-8621

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Beverly Samuel
National Program Leader
1400 Independence Ave SW, MS 2250
Washington, DC 20250


Welcome to the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Network, Grow, Succeed - The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. We provide education in:
  • Food preparation, food safety and nutrition
  • Financial Management
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Home & work environment and safety
  • Relationship and parenting skills
  • and much more!

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325 John Knox Rd. Suite L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
P: (850) 205-5638 / F: (850) 222-3019