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
  • Healthy, Safe, and Affordable Housing Environments
  • Economic Well Being for Individuals and Families
  • Positive Development for Individuals

For more information contact Amanda Harner, Monroe County FACS Agent, by phone at 478-994-7014, email at or stop by our office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Facts on Radon & Lung Cancer | (Family & Consumer Science) FACS of Life Podcast (Season 1, Episode 4)


Radon Educator, Derek Cooper, and Amanda Harner, discuss radon gas and its health effects. When we think of what causes lung cancer we often immediately think of smoking. Though smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the US it is often not well known that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. However, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the US. Radon levels are above Environmental Protection Levels in about 1 in 15 US households. In 2005 former US Surgeon General Richard H Carmona released a national health advisory on health risks from exposure to radon in indoor air.




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Extension News
Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor
Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor Joseph McHugh has been named the Herbert H. and Jean A. Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor of Insect Systematics and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/18/2024
UGA Grand Farm
UGA Grand Farm The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Grand Farm have announced a collaboration to create a robust regional agricultural innovation ecosystem. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/13/2024
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