Family & Consumer Sciences Programs

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Campbell County has a strong background with area agencies and networking on behalf of family programs. Program area focuses address health and safety, human development, food and nutrition.

Educational programs focus on strengthening individuals, families and communities by addressing critical issues and needs, such as teaching parenting skills, improving nutrition and health, managing family finances, addressing child care needs, and others.

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Parenting Apart – Effective Co-Parenting Classes
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Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education (TNCEP)
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Community Gathering
Family and Community Education (FCE)
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How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk or Jerkette

An educational program for teens and adults designed for developing healthy individuals & relationships.

LEAPs Afterschool Program

Lottery for Education Afterschool Programs (LEAPs) at Elk Valley School in Pioneer, TN. Serving grades k-8th from 3:00 – 5:30 pm
M-F. Contact either Connie Greiner (FCS Agent) or Ross Hargis – Site Director at

Our Home Runs

The Home Runs program is designed to strengthen the ways that families communicate, respect, work and play together, support and build family resilience, and express affection and affirmation. 

Girls Inc. Lessons – Economic Literacy, Media Literacy & Equity Period

Girls will be encouraged to learn how the economy affects everyone locally and globally. Girls will be encouraged to develop skills critical to being financially savvy & economically independent adults. Girls will be encouraged to use critical thinking to identify & question intended and hidden messages in all forms of media. Period Equity teaches girls to understand the basics of puberty and menstruation, and to provide information to help reduce anxiety about current and future menstrual experiences.

Parenting Apart: Effective Co-Parenting

Face-to-face training to give parents information that will help support their children’s adjustment to the separation/divorce.  The law also requires persons who are going to court for any custody changes involving minor children to attend the class when a parenting plan is required.

Food Preservation Workshops

Campbell County UT Extension offers hands-on workshops using both water bath and pressure canning methods.

Classes are $15 each and include all ingredients, jars, and a UT Extension canning guide. Canning classes will be held at different locations – please call for locations.
To register: email or call 423-562-9474.

Free Pressure Canner Gauge Testing: Call 423-562-9474 to schedule appointment. Be sure to follow guidelines and have your canner tested yearly, when submerged in water, or dropped.

Contact Information

Connie Greiner
Ext Agent III
Phone: (423) 562-9474

Skill Up Tennessee

Is a program designed for adults currently receiving SNAP benefits. Individual assessments will be offered to help set and achieve employment goals, along with work readiness training and career navigation. Support services to help pay for training and participation costs may be available, along with access to services such as adult education and vocational training.