UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

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What is a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent?

A Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agent is a person who can assist workers, consumers and families in meeting their basic and most important needs with a wide body of research-based knowledge about topics that affect your life: your family, your food and your house. FACS Agents have a long tradition of helping individuals and families over their life span and strengthening communities through educational programs.

How can we help you?

We want to help Georgians meet new challenges in a changing environment. We focus on our clients' economic and social well-being through programs that help people extend their income, cook and eat nutritiously, and make important buying decisions.

What programming is provided in the county?

We help consumers understand the relationships between food and health, promote informed nutrition decisions and regular physical activity, safe food handling and storage, safe home food preservation and economical food selection and preparation. Through a unique partnership between Richmond County and UGA Extension, Richmond County Extension staff can tap into a wealth of information for you.

The Family & Consumer Science (FACS) mission is to extend lifelong learning through trusted resources to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. Tips for improving health, finances, food preparation and family interactions are frequently featured throughout the website. We look for collaborations with community partners to give timely access to information and programming on a local and state level.

 

Contact the Richmond County Extension Office for more information about FACS programming by calling (706) 821-2350 or emailing uge3245@uga.edu

 


Upcoming Events
  • Apr 20 ServSafe® University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF.
    • McDonough, GA - (120.0 Miles)
  • Apr 22 Child Care Provider Training This class will provide six hours of DECAL-approved training on the topics of pre-math skills, effective guidance, and positive discipline tools.
    • Waynesboro, GA - (23.0 Miles)
  • Apr 25 ServSafe Manager Training (One-Day) Georgia Cooperative Extension provides nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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 multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details. Registration includes the course, textbook, and exam.
    • Gainesville, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • Apr 25 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Clayton County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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.
    • Jonesboro, GA - (137.0 Miles)
  • Apr 26 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Clayton County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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.
    • Jonesboro, GA - (137.0 Miles)
  • May 10 - May 11 2-Day ServSafe Manager Certification Course and Exam We provide Georgia's food service industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program. UGA Extension has been offering ServSafe® manager and employee (Food Handler) certification programs throughout the state since 1997. The ServSafe® Manager Exam is a very detailed 90-question multiple-choice test. Examinees must score a 70% to obtain ServSafe® Manager Certification. Each two-day course offered includes course instruction by a certified ServSafe® instructor and proctor, an updated ServSafe® Manager book, a certification exam, and light refreshments. Course cost: $150 Payments accepted: Cash or Check
    • Metter, GA - (71.0 Miles)
  • May 18 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training We provide Georgia's food service industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program. UGA Extension has been offering ServSafe® manager and employee (Food Handler) certification programs throughout the state since 1997. The ServSafe® Manager Exam is a very detailed 90-question multiple choice test. Examinees must score a 70% to obtain ServSafe® Manager Certification. Each two-day course offered includes course instruction by a certified ServSafe® instructor and proctor, an updated ServSafe® Manager book, a certification exam and light refreshments.
    • Conyers, GA - (120.0 Miles)
  • May 23 Caribbean Nights: Community Cooking Class Come learn how to make delicious, healthy dishes in the Rockdale County Extension Office Teaching Kitchen! The menu for our Caribbean Nights cooking class includes Ital Stew, Oven Jerk Chicken, Caribbean Confetti Rice and Haitian Pikliz. Open to ages 13 and up.
    • Conyers, GA - (120.0 Miles)
  • May 31 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training UGA 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 class fee of $150.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, instruction and exam.
    • Baxley, GA - (117.0 Miles)
  • Jun 1 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training UGA 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 class fee of $150.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, instruction and exam.
    • Baxley, GA - (117.0 Miles)
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Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed
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
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
Food Talk
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
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
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 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
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.