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Family and Consumer Sciences views the family, in all its diverse forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Its mission is to improve the well being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put researched-based knowledge from the land grant university of North Carolina State University to work in their lives.

In 1911, history was made and nothing has been the same since; Jane S. McKimmon was hired as the first Home Demonstration Agent in North Carolina. From its beginnings in 1911 with "Tomato Clubs," Family and Consumer Sciences has provided educational programs that improve the lives of North Carolina families. The journey from Tomato Clubs to the wide array of nationally recognized Programs and curriculum currently offered has been exciting, innovative and fun. Become a part of the celebration!