UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Addressing Food Waste
Addressing Food Waste USDA NIFA-supported program is seeking grant proposals from applicants working in the public sector on food loss and waste prevention and mitigation throughout the U.S. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/6/2024
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Since its launch in 2021, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program has certified more than 200 private properties, public spaces and pollinator gardens in 47 counties as Georgia Green Landscapes. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/4/2024
Georgia Farm Gate Value Report
Georgia Farm Gate Value Report Food and fiber production from Georgia’s 159 counties contributes more than $18 billion to the economy statewide. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/2/2024
Supporting Healthy Habits
Supporting Healthy Habits A new study from the University of Georgia found that children from all walks of life improved their diet quality when they ate school-prepared lunches following the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act nutritional guidelines instead of home-prepared lunches. By Erica P. Techo | Published: 4/24/2024
2024 Farm Stress Summit
2024 Farm Stress Summit Farm Stress Summit examines the state of mental health in rural Georgia and offers resources to help individuals and families cope. By Jordan Powers | Published: 3/25/2024
Community Mosquito Management
Community Mosquito Management Spring is approaching and now is a great time to schedule a community clean-up event. By Elmer Gray | Published: 3/11/2024

Extension Publications

Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management
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.
The Role of Music in Brain Development
The Role of Music in Brain Development (C 1053-06) Children who grow up listening to music develop strong music-related connections in the brain. Some of these music pathways actually affect the way we think. Listening to classical music seems to improve our spatial reasoning, at least for a short time. And learning to play an instrument may have an even longer effect on certain thinking skills. Here is some information on how music affects our brains and ideas on how to help nurture children's love of music.
So Easy To Preserve
So Easy To Preserve (B 989) The 6th edition of this popular book is available for purchase only. The 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and two revised product recommendations in this edition. It's suitable for both new and veteran food preservers. Information on how to purchase this for-sale publication is available at: http://setp.uga.edu
The Importance of Play in Baby's Brain Development
The Importance of Play in Baby's Brain Development (C 1053-10) Play is one of the most essential activities babies do. Through play, babies and young children have the opportunity to experience new things and practice existing skills, which strengthens networks of brain connections. This publication explains what babies learn while playing and what you can do to help build brain connections through play.