Family & Consumer Sciences
UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Extension programs place non-biased, research-based information at your fingertips. County agents and specialists throughout the state provide cutting edge knowledge on many topics, including home food preservation, parenting, personal financial management, and healthy eating habits.
Why is the work of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Agents so important?
A healthy and productive worker, family or consumer depends on a variety of factors from food, child care and shelter to interpersonal relationships and budgeting. FACS Extension Agents and Specialists have the educational background, skills and knowledge to assist workers in meeting their basic needs.
What do Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Agents offer to all consumers?
FACS Extension Agents provide education in the community and the workplace on critical issues to all Georgians. Educational topics include:
- Financial Security and Economic Well-Being
- Foodborne Illness Prevention
- Housing and Environmental Health and Safety
- Child Care, Youth, and Family Development
- Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
FACS Agents provide educational opportunities that contain practical, research-based information to help consumers lead more productive lives.
The information offered by FACS agents, as well as others in Cooperative Extension, is provided by researchers at The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and other universities across our nation. Business, consumers and community representatives in each county identify the critical issues that Extension should address and guide the planning and delivery of these programs, some of which we can deliver in Spanish.
The Role of Music (C 1053-06) Children who grow up listening to music develop strong music-related connections in the brain. Some of these music pathways actually affect the way we think. Listening to classical music seems to improve our spatial reasoning, at least for a short time. And learning to play an instrument may have an even longer effect on certain thinking skills. Here is some information on how music affects our brains and ideas on how to help nurture children's love of music.
Winemaking at Home (C 717) This publication provides essential material and detailed instructions for successfully making wine at home. The information is designed for beginners who do not know where to begin and for experienced amateurs who run into difficulties.
Protect Yourself from Ticks (C 937) This publication discusses how to protect yourself and the areas around your home from ticks. It also includes information on common tick-borne diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease.
Family & Consumer Sciences
Extension Specialists from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA prepare a wide variety of publications for educating Georgians. Tips on parenting, meal preparation, financial management, owning a home, and much more are accessible through their website. Access the publication list.
- Cleaning Healthy, Cleaning Green: Green Cleaning Series
- Green Cleaning: Recipes for a Healthy Home
- Leave it at the Door
- Home Maintenance Checklist
Home Mainteneance and Safety
Senior Sense Newsletter
SENIOR SENSE is a quarterly publication specifically for the educational needs of older Georgians. It is prepared by Extension Specialists at The University of Georgia, College of Family & Consumer Sciences.
Diabetes Life Lines Newsletter
Diabetes Life Lines is a bi-monthly publication written by Food and Nutrition Specialists at The University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences. This newsletter brings you the latest information on diabetes, nutrition, the diabetic exchange system, recipes, and important events.