UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family & Consumer Science (FACS) mission is to extend lifelong learning through trusted resources to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. Tips for improving health, finances, food preparation and family interactions are frequently featured throughout the website. We look for collaborations with community partners to give timely access to information and programming on a local and state level.


FACS County Extension Agent
Money
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance This program runs from February to April each year. Must call ahead for an appointment.
Educational Programs for healthy relationship educatiosn for parents and/or teens.
Nutrition and Food Safety
American Red Cross CPR / AED / First Aid trianing, lifeguard training, babysitting and EMS Safety Certification
Health Programming with healthy eating and weight lose
ServSafeCall for upcoming date(s) and to get registered
Food Allergies_________________________________________________________________________________________
Recipes__________________________________________________________________________________________
Green CleaningLunch n Learns and Make n Take programming available.
Food Preservation
Yoga for KidsWould you like a yoga series with a group? Call the County FACS Agent to get your program set-up today.
Extension Can Help
Upcoming Events
  • Jan 23 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Madison, GA - (116.0 Miles)
  • Jan 23 - Jan 24 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Rockdale County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 9am - 3:30pm, both days. $140.00 Conyers, GA - (117.0 Miles)
  • Jan 23 Declutter Your Home/Pest Prevention Tips on how to declutter your home in the New Year and prevent pantry pests. Forsyth, GA - (76.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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