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

  • Jun 17 Clase de ServSafe para Gerentes y examen para obtener la certificación El programa de capacitación en seguridad alimentaria de ServSafe lidera el camino al proporcionar materiales educativos al día e integrales a la industria de servicios de alimentos. La clase y el examen ServSafe para Gerentes son reconocidos por más jurisdicciones federales, estatales y locales que cualquier otra certificación de seguridad alimentaria y en Georgia, la ley exige la certificación de seguridad alimentaria. La Extensión de la Universidad de Georgia en Gwinnett se complace en ofrecer la clase y el examen de certificación de ServSafe para gerentes en español. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contacte a Ines Beltran a inesb@uga.edu or al 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jun 18 ServSafe Do you need to update your ServSafe certification? Or are you interested in learning more about food safety in restaurants? Clayton County Extension has is now accepting registration for our 2024 ServSafe classes. - January 23rd & 24th - June 18th (one-day training) - October 22nd & 23rd At these trainings, we will prepare for the ServSafe Manager Certification exam which will take place on the 2nd day of the training (unless it is the one day course!). The cost is $150.
    • Jonesboro, GA - (137.0 Miles)
  • Jun 20 Canning Foods at Home: The Basics Canning is an important and safe way to preserve food if it is done correctly. Join Glynn County FACS Agent, Michelle Quick, and learn the basics of food preservation, including: using a boiling water canner, using a pressure canner, and storing canned items for safety and quality. Pre-registration is required.
    • Brunswick, GA - (161.0 Miles)
  • Jun 24 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jul 8 - Jul 9 ServSafe Manager Training Georgia Cooperative Extension provides Georgia’s food service industry with food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® Manager program. The ServSafe® Manager training includes the latest textbook, study materials, exam session, light refreshments, and 1 ½ days of training and review leading up to testing. The cost is $150.00 per person. Registration is required. Textbooks will be available for pick-up at time of registration at the Extension Office. Registration is held at the Lanier County Extension Office, 162 West Thigpen Avenue, Suite A, Lakeland, GA 31635. For more information contact LeeAnne Cordell at 229-482-3895.
    • Lakeland, GA - (178.0 Miles)
  • Jul 18 - Jul 20 ServSafe Manager Certification The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe Food Managers Certification is recognized by many federal, state, and local jurisdictions. In the State of Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Richmond County is very excited to offer the ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification Class and Exam. Cost is $150 and includes Instruction, Course Book, and Exam: $150
    • Augusta, GA - (6.0 Miles)
  • Jul 18 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam - Thomas County Join us on Thursday July 18th for a one-day ServSafe Manager Certification course and Exam. The Food Safety Manager Certification lasts for 5 years. The Training will be held at the Thomas County Extension Office. Register by Friday July 5th to receive the course materials.
    • Thomasville, GA - (220.0 Miles)
  • Jul 22 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jul 29 Clase de ServSafe para Gerentes y examen para obtener la certificación El programa de capacitación en seguridad alimentaria de ServSafe lidera el camino al proporcionar materiales educativos al día e integrales a la industria de servicios de alimentos. La clase y el examen ServSafe para Gerentes son reconocidos por más jurisdicciones federales, estatales y locales que cualquier otra certificación de seguridad alimentaria y en Georgia, la ley exige la certificación de seguridad alimentaria. La Extensión de la Universidad de Georgia en Gwinnett se complace en ofrecer la clase y el examen de certificación de ServSafe para gerentes en español. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contacte a Ines Beltran a inesb@uga.edu or al 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jul 31 ServSafe® Manger Certification Training and Exam - Monroe County 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.
    • Forsyth, GA - (117.0 Miles)

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.