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Family and Consumer Sciences


Our Mission

To link education with life experience to help people improve their lives, their families, and communities.

Duval County Family and Consumer Science agents bring you workshops, educational series, newsletters, media articles, volunteer training programs, exhibits, demonstrations, publications, and office consultations.  Our volunteer programs support personal financial management, food entrepreneurship, food preservation stretching food dollars, nutrition, and wellness.  

Family and Consumer Sciences programs are delivered virtually and in person.  Programs are scheduled at the request of groups and can be designed to target specific information for the audience.

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Housing and Home Environment

Money Management

Food, Nutrition, and Health

Family Life Education

Volunteer Program

Canning Center 

This is the only canning center within the state of Florida that is open to the public and associated with the Florida Cooperative Extension Services.


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Homemade Entrepreneurship

 This 3-session program educates on starting a food-based business under the Cottage Food Exemption.

To learn more: email Natasha Parks,


Food Entrepreneurship Fact Sheets

Food Permit

Starting a Food Business

Starting a Food Business From Your Home

Cottage Foods