The focus of the FCS program is to improve individual and family behaviors, and community well-being. Agents offer programs aimed at  providing education and resources relating to food  and nutrition, health and wellness, and a wide range of family issues such as changing family structures, inter-generational relations; human response to stress and crisis; family laws, finance and economics; and decision-making.

For more information about these topics or available programs please contact the MSU Yellowstone County Extension Office and speak with Family & Consumer Science Agent, Sara Fluer.


Talking with Aging Parents about Finances

For parents and adult children, discussing financial management issues related to possible chronic illness, disability, or mental incapacity may feel daunting; yet we know planning ahead is the key to minimizing stress for everyone.  This seminar will focus on strategies for starting the conversation and will connect participants with ideas and resources for helping aging parents manage their finances.

Program Date(s) & Location:

  • Monday, June 10, 2024
  • 5:30 pm - 7 pm
  • Billings Public Library in the Community Room (510 N Broadway in Billings) 
  • This program is FREE. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required.
  • To RSVP or for more infomation contact Sara Fluer @ 406-256-2828 or [email protected].
QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention training that teaches participants to identify warning signs and provide help to someone in crisis.

Program Date(s) & Location: Contact the Extension Office for more information.

ServSafe Food Manager

Stay current on the latest food safety information with ServSafe Food Manager training.  Topics covered in this course include personal hygiene, cross-contamination, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitizing.  ServSafe Food Manager is an ANSI-CFP accredited program administered by the National Restaurant Association. This full-day program includes in-person course delivery and the proctored exam. The course fee is $125.

Program Date(s) & Location: Contact the Extension Office for more information.


StrongPeople is an evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults who want to stay strong, fit, and healthy. Each class progresses through a series of 8-10 exercises focused on resistance training, balance, and flexibility.

Program Date(s) & Location: Contact the Extension Office for more information.