Judy Hetterman joined the UK Cooperative Extension Service in 1978 as Kenton County’s urban extension agent for home economics. In 1984, she transferred to her current position as the Owen County extension agent for family and consumer sciences. She has displayed a strong talent for partnering with extension volunteers to extend extension’s reach within the community and has been active in various community projects. Hetterman has held national leadership positions in the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and championed professional development and involvement among her peers.

Judith Hetterman

Agent for Family & Consumer Science



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Family and Consumer Sciences Extension improves the quality of individual and family life through education, research, and outreach.  This multidisciplinary field focuses on building assets of individuals and families to address the problems faced across the lifespan.

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension operate within an ecological framework with the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter at its core.  The next level emphasizes well-being with a focus on human development, parenting, resource management, nutrition, health, and aesthetics.

At the community level, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension prepare individuals for community and economic development and activity.  Extension Agents enable individuals and families to develop the capacity for strengthening families and building a community for an ever-changing society.