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 give us a call or stop by our office.


Upcoming Events 

 

DEEP : Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

When: July 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 30th, 31st, and August 6th

Where: Monroe County Senior Center

            515 S. Hwy 83 Forsyth, GA 31029

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Contact: UGA Extension

            478-994-7014

Please see our flyer for more information.


Test for Radon in Well Water and Air

Ensure your home is safe with a radon testing kit from UGA Extension.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after tobacco smoke. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas, occuring naturally in the soil and entering our homes through foundations and well water.

Radon test kits for checking the air in your home are available at the Monroe County Extension Office for $10.00

Test kits for well water are also available for $40.00 ($30 for the test fee plus $10 for prepaid overnight shipping label).

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

Newsletters and Publications on Radon

Radon In Your Water

Uranium In Your Water

Radon Mitigation


Extension News
  • Mosquito Season link Mosquitos are on the move across Georgia. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/9/2018
  • Master 4-H'ers link Fifty Georgia 4-H members are now headed to national competition. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/9/2018
  • Creepy Crawlers link Worm-like, multi-leg critters come out at night and hunt for cockroaches. By Michael Abney | Published: 8/9/2018
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