UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Agents offer non-biased, research based solutions and cutting edge knowledge on many topics, including: 

  • Food Safety
  • Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • Healty, Safe, and Affordable Housing Environments
  • Economic Well-Being for Individuals and Families
  • Positive Development for Individuals

While there is not a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent located at the Jasper County Extension Office, please call our office at (706)468-6479 or email uge2159@uga.edu and we will answer your question to the best of our ability or direct you to a FACS Agent in a neighboring county. 


Upcoming Events
  • Feb 21 Walk A Weigh The Walk-a-Weigh Program is a series of lessons that will teach you how to make the changes you want to make to achieve permanent weight control. Family and Consumer Science Agent Jake Conner, will offer a different class each week to provide you with the skills to improve your food intake, become more physically active and adopt the health habits that will allow you to stay happy and healthy for a long time. Each class also includes educational handouts and activities that will reinforce what you have learned. This series will begin on Wednesday, January 31st at 5:30 pm. We will have our nutrition lesson and then walk for approximately 45 minutes. We will have class rain or shine!
    • Monroe, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Feb 22 - Feb 24 ServSafe Manager Training The next ServSafe™ Manager Training is scheduled for February 22-23, 2024. You must pre-register for the class. The cost of the class is $150. The cost to re-test is $70 as long as you have access to a current copy of the Revised 7th Edition ServSafe Manager book with the 2022 FDA Food Code Updates. The class will be held at the Elbert County Extension Office (Paul J Blackwell Learning Center) 373 Campbell Street Elberton, GA 30635. For more information, contact Christa Campbell at (706) 283-2037 or download the registration form from our website at https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/elbert.html
    • Elberton, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Feb 22 Walk-a-Weigh Morning Session Ready to take care of your health in the new year? Join us! Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning program offered by UGA Cooperative Extension. In just a few short weeks, you can learn the skills for permanent weight loss and health. The program is inexpensive, fun and effective. Just a few changes in your eating and activity habits can have a BIG IMPACT on your health and well-being for a lifetime. Each Walk-a-Weigh session will include a lesson on ways to control your weight, a taste-test of a healthy recipe, and time for the group to walk together. Each session is limited to 25 participants.
    • Conyers, GA - (31.0 Miles)
  • Feb 22 Walk-a-Weigh Morning Session Ready to take care of your health in the new year? Join us! Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning program offered by UGA Cooperative Extension. In just a few short weeks, you can learn the skills for permanent weight loss and health. The program is inexpensive, fun and effective. Just a few changes in your eating and activity habits can have a BIG IMPACT on your health and well-being for a lifetime. Each Walk-a-Weigh session will include a lesson on ways to control your weight, a healthy recipe idea, and time for the group to walk together. Each session is limited to 25 participants.
    • Conyers, GA - (31.0 Miles)
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