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
USDA Cucurbit Grant
USDA Cucurbit Grant The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that a CAES-led effort is among 21 research and Extension projects included in a $70.2 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative. By Jordan Powers | Published: 12/7/2023
Composting Tips
Composting Tips Whether at home or through your local community resources, composting offers many ecological benefits. By Laura Ney | Published: 12/5/2023
SCN Resistant Cultivars
SCN Resistant Cultivars Plant-parasitic nematodes cause billions of dollars in annual yield losses and represent a major impediment to meeting the challenge of feeding an ever-growing global population. By Jordan Powers | Published: 12/1/2023