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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
  • Aug 15 - Aug 17 Manager ServSafe Training You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12 hours + exam by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, and instructions.
    • Americus, GA - (32.0 Miles)
  • Aug 15 So Easy to Preserve Food from Your Garden Join us for a food preservation class on how to preserve foods from your home garden. Participants will receive UGA food preservation publications, recipes and research-based food safety information for home canning (water bath & pressure), freezing and drying foods.
    • Pooler, GA - (149.0 Miles)
  • Aug 15 So Easy to Preserve Food from Your Garden Join us for a food preservation class on how to preserve foods from your home garden. Participants will receive UGA food preservation publications, recipes and research-based food safety information for home canning (water bath & pressure), freezing and drying foods.
    • Pooler, GA - (149.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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