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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.

Richmond County FACS offers the following programming:

Couples Relationship Workshops (ELEVATE)

ECE Child Care Training

Income Tax Preparation (January - April)

Financial Literacy for Adults and Youth

Food Safety Training (ServSafe)

Food Preparation and Food Preservation

Poverty Simulation

 

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

 


Upcoming Events
  • May 23 - May 25 Manager ServSafe Training You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12 hours + exam by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, and instructions.
    • Americus, GA - (166.0 Miles)
  • May 23 ServSafe Manager Certification 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 Hall County.
    • Gainesville, GA - (123.0 Miles)
  • May 23 Zoom Gardening #7 Zoom Gardening - Introduction to Canning - What do you do with all those extra vegetables? Join online or in person with Brenda Jackson, Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, on Mondays from 12:30-1pm. You can register at https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zwQeET2Dxt5RwG
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 8 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training JUNE 8-9 (Wednesday & Thursday) Call today to begin your registration for 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 $140 fee includes 12 hours of instruction, course book, study materials, and the certification exam. Drinks and snacks are provided, lunch is an hour on your own each day. Registration is required two weeks in advance.
    • Lakeland, GA - (178.0 Miles)
  • Jun 9 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training JUNE 8-9 (Wednesday & Thursday) Call today to begin your registration for 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 $140 fee includes 12 hours of instruction, course book, study materials, and the certification exam. Drinks and snacks are provided, lunch is an hour on your own each day. Registration is required two weeks in advance.
    • Lakeland, GA - (178.0 Miles)
  • Jun 29 - Jun 30 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Virtual Workshop The virtual workshop will be held on June 29-30, 2022.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jul 13 - Jul 14 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam In conjunction with Cobb/Douglas Public Health Center for Environmental Health, 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. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Marietta, GA
  • Jul 13 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 - (174.0 Miles)
  • Jul 14 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 - (174.0 Miles)
  • Jul 19 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training JULY 19-20 (Tuesday & Wednesday) Call today to begin your registration for 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 $140 fee includes 12 hours of instruction, course book, study materials, and the certification exam. Drinks and snacks are provided, lunch is an hour on your own each day. Registration is required two weeks in advance.
    • Lakeland, GA - (178.0 Miles)
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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.