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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  • Mar 25 Lunch & Learn: Helping Your Child Deal With Stress Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Standardized tests, school, extracurricular activities, friends...there are numerous stress tipping points for youth in 2019. Learn strategies for helping your child deal with stress in a healthy and productive way from Courtney McElveen, UGA Extension Monroe County 4-H and Youth Development Agent Forsyth, GA - (27.0 Miles)
  • Apr 18 Egg Candling Certification Class The Georgia Egg Law requires anyone wishing to produce and offer for sale shell eggs to consumers at places other than on their farm to obtain an egg candling certificate from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. This class is offered free of charge to any interested Georgia resident. Griffin, GA
  • Apr 29 Lunch & Learn: Green Cleaning Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! People spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors. Studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show levels of several common organic pollutants to be two to five times higher inside homes than outside. Many of these pollutants come from the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from household cleaning products. Indoor pollutants can be reduced by limiting the number of chemicals used indoors. By following three basic guidelines you can improve your indoor environment, save money and help conserve natural resources. Forsyth, GA - (27.0 Miles)
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