UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Meet our FACS Agent!

After earning her BS in FACS Education from the University of Georgia, Emily spent 9 years as a FACS teacher. She taught culinary arts at Morgan County High School and nutrition and food science at Oglethorpe County High School. Emily is currently finishing her MS in Community Nutrition.

While her time is split between Madison and Oglethorpe Counties, you can always reach her via email.

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Free Program for Couples!

Join other couples in discovering ways to learn skills and manage stress to ELEVATE your relationship! Classes offered in Athens or virtually!

To learn more, visit

Elevate Couples Georgia Brochure



What is MyPlate?

It is a great resource to help  you learn healthy eating habits. What's on your plate? Are you choosing the right amount of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy?

Cooking with Herbs, Spices, and Seasonings 

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Food Preservation 


Food Preservation Links

National Center for Home Food Preservation-

UGA Home Food Preservation-


Resources from UGA Extension - Family and Consumer Science 

Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

UGA Extension Mental Well-being The UGA Extension Behavioral Health Team offers resources on emotional well-being, stress management and substance abuse prevention for farmers and farm families.
eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed 24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
Food Talk Eat healthy and get moving on a budget. Find free online nutrition education courses, recipes, and other resources.
Marriage Matters Series Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you have just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Childcare Provider Training Entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. Check the calendar for training events near you.
Your Good Credit Series Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores.
So Easy to Preserve This book covers topics on preserving food, canning, pickled products, sweet spreads and syrups, freezing and drying. Available for purchase only.
Eat Healthy, Be Active A flexible 3-week schedule of hands-on activities meant to improve young children's health and well-being by teaching key nutrition and physical activity concepts.
Radon Education Radon is a colorless, tasteless odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It occurs naturally and is released into the soil, easily entering buildings through the foundation. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
Building Baby's Brain Series What happens during a child's first few years makes a big difference in the child's later life. This series helps parents learn strategies to improve early brain development.


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