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Holiday Exercise link Lower temperatures and decreased daylight hours make skipping out on exercise an option for some. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/16/2018
Cooking A Turkey link Once the turkey is removed from the refrigerator, it should be trimmed, seasoned and cooked without delay. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 11/16/2018
Frying Turkeys link A common cause of turkey fryer accidents is caused by filling the pot with too much oil. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 11/16/2018
Frozen Holiday Treats link Freezing your food does not improve its texture or flavor but it does preserve its quality. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 11/16/2018
Christmas Trees link UGA Extension has several considerations for consumers to be mindful of when choosing a tree for their homes. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray | Published: 11/16/2018
Soups and Stews link Having a freezer full of homemade meals helps make the holidays less stressful. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 11/16/2018
Hurricane Michael Impact link Hurricane in October caused more than $2.5 billion in losses to Georgia's agriculture industry. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/8/2018
Pecan Prices link UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells estimates that pecan growers are receiving significantly less per pound than last year. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/8/2018
Life-Saving Data link Wind speed data from UGA weather stations helped NWS track Hurricane Michael. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 11/5/2018
Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
Michael's Aftermath link Communities come together, farmers, residents move ahead after Hurricane Michael By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/30/2018
Grow It Know It link Grow It Know It program wins innovative partnership award from Georgia Organics. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress, Sharon Dowdy, Elizabeth L. Andress, Lucy Ray, Elizabeth L. Andress, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Sage Barnard | Published: 10/29/2018
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Staff Listing
Carin Booth Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent boothc@uga.edu 770-535-8293
Sandra Stringer Family and Consumer Sciences EFNEP Program Assistant stringer@uga.edu 770-535-8290
Extension Publications
  • A School's Guide to the 'Nitty-Gritty' about Head Lice (C 850) This guide discusses how to prevent and treat head lice outbreaks in schools.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
  • Poison Look-Alikes: Tips to Prevent Accidental Poisoning at All Ages (EBR-17) We often think of poisoning as something that happens to small children, but it's also easy for adults to mix up medications or mistake one product for another. Poison look-alikes are potentially harmful substances that can easily be mistaken for safe ones, usually because they look the same or have very similar packaging. Often, they are things that we use every day for cleaning, self-care, or first aid, but if they are used incorrectly or mistaken for something else, they can harm us. This publication provides information on what to look out for and how to prevent poisoning. This publication is part of a series of publications of the University of Maryland Extension and Family and Consumer Sciences/Healthy Homes, and was developed in partnership with The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension.
  • Taking Care of You and Your Family (C 1041-7) Dealing with the financial aspects of your situation is important. But it is equally important to deal with the psychological and emotional aspects that you and your family are experiencing. Gain insight on how to take care of yourself, how to meet the needs of your family and how to deal with stress.
  • The Basics (C 1053-01) From the moment a baby is born, every experience taken in by the five senses helps strengthen the connections that guide development. No two brains are alike! Each child's brain creates individual pathways of connections based on specific experiences. Here are some general tips you can use to help wire the brain for success.
  • Prime Times for Learning (C 1053-02) Research in brain development shows there are certain windows of opportunity, known as sensitive periods, when certain parts of the brain develop most quickly. These windows are prime times for learning certain skills because the brain is ready to build networks of connections in response to what the five senses absorb. Here are some of those prime times, what to expect, and what you can do to improve brain development.
  • What Parents Can Do (C 1053-03) All parents want their children to be smart and successful. Researchers have found that a child's brain continues to develop long after birth. Parents can do many things to support their child's healthy brain development, beginning before birth and continuing until their child is an adult. This publication explains some of the things you can do to ensure healthy brain development for your child.
  • What Child Care Can Do (C 1053-04) Child care providers play an important role in nurturing children's healthy brain development. When it comes to supporting healthy brain development, the type of child care is less important than the quality of care a child receives. This publication will help you understand the components of quality child care and the effects of low-quality child care on brain development.
  • Learning Language (C 1053-05) If you're like most adults, learning a new language can be challenging. But the average baby learns a new language relatively easily. Babies learn language by hearing other people speak around them and by practicing making those sounds. Here is some information on how babies learn language and ways you can help your baby.
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