UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Upcoming Events
Jan 25 Tax Update: What's New in Tax? - (42.0 miles) Does the term 1040 just sound like random numbers to you? Or are you a tax expert needing a refresh? Either way - this is the presentation for you! This quick, 30 minute presentation via Facebook Live will cover recent tax changes and things to know before you file your 2020 return. Leave knowing how to get the most out of your taxes this year! Questions? Message @LanierCountyFACS on Facebook or call (229) 482-3895!
Jan 26 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Cooking Club - (159.0 miles) Join Cobb and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation, a link to the online meeting, and a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and they must be returned prior to the cooking class.
Jan 27 - Jan 28 ServSafe 2-day Training McDonough, GA - (150.0 miles) University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
Jan 28 Radon Action Month Webinar - (137.0 miles) Learn how to stay radon safe in Georgia during this free webinar. Participants will learn: - Why radon is present in Georgia - How radon causes lung cancer - How to affordably test a home for radon - How a radon problem is fixed Participants will receive a FREE radon test kit! Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link and free testing kit.
Jan 29 Georgia Ag Forecast (online) - (169.0 miles) Our annual seminar shares the latest research and information from UGA faculty to help farmers and agribusinesses in Georgia's No. 1 industry. Keynote Topics Agritourism This session presents the importance and opportunity of Agritourism to rural communities throughout Georgia and discusses the important linkages between local, county and state tourism efforts. COVID-19's impact on agriculture UGA is conducting surveys assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on agriculture in the state. Outlook breakout session topics: Livestock and poultry Cotton, peanuts, grains and oilseeds Green industry and vegetables, fruits and tree nuts Forestry and land taxation
Feb 2 Walk-a-Weigh Online Kickoff (9 am) - (159.0 miles) Looking to take control of your health & weight in 2021? Invest 1 hour per week in this fun, free & effective 8-week series! Join UGA Extension for this award-winning wellness program based on the Diabetes Prevention Program. Walk-a-Weigh teaches skills for permanent weight control, all with peers to encourage you in your wellness journey! We'll share recipes & tactics for eating well, moving more & building healthy habits! Our 2021 series goes from February 2 to March 23. Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register for the 9 am series at tinyurl.com/rockdaleWAWam
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Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed
eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed 24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.
Start a New Food Business
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
Food Talk
Food Talk Eat healthy and get moving on a budget. Find free online nutrition education courses, recipes, and other resources.
Marriage Matters Series Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you have just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Childcare Provider Training Entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. Check the calendar for training events near you.
Your Good Credit Series Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores.
So Easy to Preserve
So Easy to Preserve This book covers topics on preserving food, canning, pickled products, sweet spreads and syrups, freezing and drying. Available for purchase only.
Eat Healthy, Be Active
Eat Healthy, Be Active A flexible 3-week schedule of hands-on activities meant to improve young children's health and well-being by teaching key nutrition and physical activity concepts.
Radon Education
Radon Education Radon is a colorless, tasteless odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It occurs naturally and is released into the soil, easily entering buildings through the foundation. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
Building Baby's Brain Series
Building Baby's Brain Series What happens during a child's first few years makes a big difference in the child's later life. This series helps parents learn strategies to improve early brain development.