Family & Consumer Science

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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.

Programs educate farmers, homeowners and other agricultural and horticultural producers on the latest management practices needed to solve problems and improve production and marketing. Programs also help Tennesseans protect the environment and improve the management, marketing and use of natural resources.

FCE Clubs

Dyer County Family & Community Education Clubs welcome new members and visitors. Clubs meet on the following schedule:

  • Millsfield Homemakers, Second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the UT Extension office, 151 Everett Avenue, Dyersburg, TN
  • Happy Hearts FCE, Third Monday of the Month at 5:30 p.m. at the Office on Aging, 1400 Hornbrook Street, Dyersburg, TN

For more information on visiting, call Katelynn Newsome at the UT Extension office at
(731) 286-7821 or e-mail her at katsumm@utk.edu.

TNCEP – Power U

TNCEP which stands for Tennessee Nutrition Consumer Education Program serves SNAP eligible adults and youth throughout the community. Program Assistant, Sheila Jacobi meets monthly with youth at Dyersburg Intermediate School, Newbern Grammar and Holice Powell Schools.

Walk Across Tennessee

Walk Across Tennessee is a team-based walking program.  The teams are encouraged to cumulatively walk the equivalent of the length of Tennessee (about 500 miles) or more, over a six-week period.

Team members do not have to walk together. Some may prefer to walk outside, while others walk on a treadmill. The team who walks the farthest “across Tennessee” will win, but everyone who participates will take home a healthy habit – walking for fitness.  

For more information contact Katelynn Newsome by e-mail at katsumm@utk.edu or call the office at (731) 286-7821.

Contact Information

Katelynn Newsome
Extension Agent I

Becky Willis
Extension Agent III

Phone: (731) 286-7821

Useful Links

Family Economics
Health and Safety
Human Development
UT Publications – Family & Consumer Science