Lora Davidson

Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences

Lora was born and raised in Manchester and currently resides there with her husband and 2 children.  Lora received her Bachelor of Science in Child Studies with a minor in Family Studies and her Master of Science in Family & Child Studies from Western Kentucky University.


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Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in Laurel County. To help families make wise decisions, our educational programs focus on:

  • Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices that influence health and well-being
  • Nurturing Families as they cope with fewer resources and more demands
  • Embracing Life as We Age to strive for independence longer
  • Securing Financial Stability in a turbulent economic period
  • Promoting Healthy Homes and Communities to recycle, reduce waste, and protect our environment
  • Accessing Nutritious Food that is affordable, available and safe
  • Empowering Community Leaders as we all work to sustain and improve our communities

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension make over 61,000 contacts annually with Laurel County individuals and families.


Linda Burgard

Staff Assistant for
Family & Consumer Sciences

Linda is married with two children and has her Bachelor of Science in Food Systems, Economic and Management from Michigan State University.  Linda provides office support for the FCS staff, is a committee member for Jabez Quilt Seminar, and is a member of Mountain Laurel Quilters Homemaker Club.






Robin Davis

Program Assistant for
Family & Consumer Sciences

Robin is married and spends her free time with her family and chasing after her two dogs.  She attended Berea College in pursuit of a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources and hopes to complete her degree soon.  As the FCS Program Assistant, Robin will be providing support to the FCS program through recruitment, planning, and delivery of events and programs.