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.
Nutrition and Food Safety
Health Programming with healthy eating and weight lose
Food Preservation
ServSafeCall for upcoming date(s) and to get registered
Food Allergies_________________________________________________________________________________________
Recipes__________________________________________________________________________________________
Green CleaningLunch n Learns and Make n Take programming available.
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

  • Jun 21 - Jun 24 State 4-H Council 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (99.0 Miles)
  • Jun 24 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jun 26 - Jun 29 State 4-H Officer Training 4-H Training
    • Athens, GA - (141.0 Miles)

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.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.