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
  • Dec 2 ServSafe Food Protection Manager Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative 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. Workshops are offered in Bartow county. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
    • Cartersville, GA - (91.0 Miles)
  • Dec 6 ServSafe® Manager One-Day Training & Exam Georgia Cooperative 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. Class registration is $140 and covers the textbook, testing fee, and refreshments. Registration deadline is November 28th, 2022. For additional information, please contact Keishon Thomas at 478-751-6338.
    • Macon, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Dec 8 Understanding your On-site Waste System Do you flush the toilet, wash dishes, wash clothes or do anything that causes water to go down a drain in the house? If so, join us to learn about how this water and solids are managed in a septic system and how to maintain the systems. If you are on municipal sewer system also join us in that we will also discuss how to protect sewer systems.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jan 11 ServSafe Manager Certification 2-Day Training and Exam University of Georgia Cooperative 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. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
    • Claxton, GA - (130.0 Miles)
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Family and Consumer Sciences Extension News
CGBG Holiday Lights
CGBG Holiday Lights The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will host their holiday lights event in Savannah from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. By Amanda Budd | Published: 11/24/2022
Worry-free Holiday
Worry-free Holiday Follow simple steps from UGA Extension to avoid a stressful holiday season. By Alexis Roberts, MaryBeth Hornbeck | Published: 11/22/2022
Tofurky and Alternative Proteins
Tofurky and Alternative Proteins Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday for food. On the fourth Thursday of November, people across the country sit down at the “good dining table” (or the broken folding kids’ table) and eat the same thing — copious amounts of turkey. By Lillian Dickens | Published: 11/17/2022
Rural Health
Rural Health Nov. 17 is National Rural Health Day is held annually on the third Thursday of November to recognize and bring attention to the state of rural health care. By Jennifer Dunn | Published: 11/15/2022