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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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 28 Lunch & Learn: Cooking With Your Instapot Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! The Instant Pot was one of the hottest gifts this year. Did you get one, or are you considering it? Learn how to get the most out of this great kitchen tool with Barbara Worley, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Ms. Worley will demonstrate how to use an Instant Pot safely and will share tips and recipes. Forsyth, GA - (27.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 Radon Education Program Since January is National Radon Action Month, the Fayette County Extension Office is offering a free class on Radon. Derek Cooper, Radon Educator for the University of Georgia will explain Radon along with the associated health problems, testing, and solutions. Don’t miss out on this important event where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and the option to purchase a radon kit that will test your entire home for $10. Please join us on Tuesday, January 29th at 6pm at our office to hear about this important odorless gas. Please RSVP at or by phone at 770-305-5412x7 Fayetteville, GA - (18.0 Miles)
  • Jan 30 Understanding Radon Derek Cooper, UGA Extnesion Radon Educator, will be presenting Understanding Radon. You will learn about radon in the home, and how radon affects you. Short term test kits will be available for purchase after the program. Please call to reserve your seat. Griffin, GA
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