UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

What is a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent? 

A Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agent is a person who can assist workers, consumers and families in meeting their basic and most important needs with a wide body of research-based knowledge about topics that affect your life: your family, your food and your house. FACS Agents have a long tradition of helping individuals and families over their life span and strengthening communities through educational programs.

How can we help you?

We want to help Georgians meet new challenges in a changing environment. We focus on our clients' economic and social well-being through programs that help people extend their income, cook and eat nutritiously, and make important buying decisions.

What programming is provided in the county?

We help consumers understand the relationships between food and health, promote informed nutrition decisions and regular physical activity, safe food handling and storage, safe home food preservation and economical food selection and preparation. Through a unique partnership between Spalding County and UGA Extension, Extension staff can tap into a wealth of information for you.


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  • Jul 24 Water Bath Canning: A hands-on learning experience Learn to can your own fresh foods with no additives or artificial preservatives in this unique, hands-on water bath canning workshop. As part of our lesson, we'll be preparing and canning pepper jelly to take home. You don't even need to have a garden to benefit––you can do this at home by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables from the local Farmers Market. This workshop is great for the seasoned canner and beginners. $40 includes hands-on instruction, recipes, and a jar of homemade pepper jelly. Madison, GA - (52.0 Miles)
  • Jul 26 CPR/First Aid Training for Child Care Providers The Heartsaver CPR/First Aid Course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in an infant, child or adult in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. As well as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies will also be covered. Watkinsville, GA - (60.0 Miles)
  • Aug 9 Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Two hour workshop designed to help child care providers review and expand their emergency plans for child care programs. Watkinsville, GA - (60.0 Miles)
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