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.


Holiday Quick Breads

Learn how to make, bake, and freeze quick breads. These easy and versatile breads can be prepared and preserved with minimal time and effort, plus they make great gifts!

This class is a Laurel Public Schools Community Education program and will be taught by Yellowstone County MSU Extension Agent, Sara Fluer, at Laurel High School on December 14 from 6 - 8 pm. Fee $35, space is limited.

Register online through Laurel Public Schools Community Education: or contact 406-628-7630.

ServSafe Food Manager

ServSafe is a course administered by the National Restaurant Association and is designed for local food service managers/owners, or those in a supervisory role at a food establishment.  Topics covered in this training include personal hygiene, cross-contamination, time and temperature, and cleaning and sanitizing.  Participants will be take the ServSafe exam as part of course completion.

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

    • Step 1: Register your contact information online.
    • Step 2: Pay $125 course fee.  
  • Checks must be made payable to "MSU Extension". Deliver in-person during business hours or mail check to the following address: 301 N 27th Street, Suite 330, Billings, MT 59101.


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.