Extension Center for Family Development, through its nimbleness, innovation, and relevance, teaches families and those who serve families to make informed decisions leading to greater health, resilience and well-being. As a result of our programs, Minnesota families — no matter their makeup, structure, or place in life — possess the knowledge and skills to create resilient, healthy, and secure futures.
Family Matters Blog
This interactive newsletter helps you stay up to date with events, programming, news, stories, and resources from Family Development and our partners. Sign up for biweekly or quarterly updates from Family Matters by filling out this form: Sign up for Family Matters.
Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC)
Choose from CYFC Update, Lessons from the Field (children’s mental health workshops), Children’s Mental Health eReview, and the Cultural Providers Network. Sign up to learn about CYFC events, publications and more.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners (HBML) Blog
Get the latest on Extension CYFC’s collaboration with Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul. Subscribe on the HBML blog.
Minnesota Financial Fitness Network (MFFN)
This network is composed of organizations dedicated to asset development and protection, as well as financial education of Minnesota families. The network aims to connect these organizations by sharing best practices, resources, and events in order to best support the financial well-being of Minnesota families. Contact us for more
This quarterly newsletter is intended for all farm to school stakeholders in Minnesota: foodservice professionals, farmers, teachers, food-loving families, and more. Sign Up for Farm to School in Minnesota
Metro Food Access Network (MFAN)
This network leverages the collective capacity of its members to advance equitable access to healthy food for all Twin Cities metro residents.
- Join the MFAN Email Discussion Group by sending an email to MFAN+Subscribe@umn.edu.
- Sign up to receive information about MFAN quarterly meetings and general information about the network: MFAN Partners Email List.
- Follow MFAN on Facebook.
Extension hosts this monitored email list to help Minnesota Food Networks stay connected and share resources. Join by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Education Network (FEN)
Extension hosts this network through regional listservs and a Facebook page for professionals who work with families in Minnesota to connect and learn about strengthening families and school-age (K-12) parent education.
- Sign up for a listserv by contacting Ellie McCann, or send a message to a regional listserv:
- Follow FEN on Facebook. Like and follow this page for articles on timely topics, parenting and teaching ideas, and news from Extension Center for Family Development.