The role of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) as a program area in Extension dates back before the Smith Lever Act of 1914. As we celebrate 100 years, reaching a new set of audiences poses a challenge to Extension. These audiences include new Americans, new family structures, urban populations, new occupations, and virtual clients from around the world. This commentary examines the role that FCS will play in the next 100 years to face these challenges.
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Atiles, J. H., & Eubanks, G. E. (2014). Family & Consumer Sciences and Cooperative Extension in a Diverse World. The Journal of Extension, 52(3), Article 28. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss3/28