UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Agents offer non-biased, research based solutions and cutting edge knowledge on many topics, including:

  • Food Safety
  • Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • Healthy, Safe, and Affordable Housing Environments
  • Economic Well Being for Individuals and Families
  • Positive Development for Individuals

For more information contact, Dana Lynch, Monroe County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at (478) 994- 7014.

Test for Radon In Drinking Water and Air     

Ensure your home is safe with a radon testing kit from UGA Extension.
Radon test kits for checking the air in your home are available at the Monroe County Extension Office for $10.00

The Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension announces its new capability to analyze Radon in Drinking Water.  The total cost of the test is $40 per sample ($30 for test fee plus $10 for prepaid overnight shipping label).

Due to some special considerations in measuring radon in drinking water, it is necessary to follow certain guidelines in collecting the sample. Read the detailed sample collection and submission protocol. Necessary forms and collection bottles are available at Monroe County Extension Office.

The fee for testing well water for uranium is $43.00 ($40 plus $3.00 shipping).


So Easy to Preserve

We are pleased to announce the 6th edition of So Easy to Preserve.  Chapters in the 388-page book include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying.  There are 10 new products and 2 revised product recommendations in this edition.

Payment must accompany your order. For ordering with credit cards, visit the UGA Marketplace online store.  No credit card orders will be taken by phone or fax, except as follows: If ordering from Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Territories, or countries other than the U.S., additional shipping is required.  Please call the OCCS business office at 1+706-542-2956 to learn more.

If paying by check or money order, ordering instructions, contacts and pricing information are on the order form.  This is a fillable PDF order form (you can type your information on your computer) but no online orders can be placed with check or money order.

Newsletters and Publications

Diabetes Life Lines
Senior Sense
Georgia FACES
FACS Publications
Water Quality Publications

Upcoming Events

Vita Free Tax Preparation

If you are low income we would love to help you get your taxes done for free! Give us a call today at 478-994-7014 to schedule your appointment!



Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School


Eating well is one of life's greatest pleasures. Having diabetes shouldn’t keep you from enjoying a wide variety of foods including some of your favorites. People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. Come join us to learn to plan your meals to help you manage your diabetes, and you can thrive with diabetes. Give us a call at 478-994-7014 to register.