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 Spalding County and UGA Extension, Extension staff can tap into a wealth of information for you.


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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 29 Lunch & Learn: Positive Self Image for Youth Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! With the school year starting young people can often stress about their self image. Assist your child in helping them develop a positive self image with strategies from Courtney McElveen, UGA Extension Monroe County 4-H & Youth Development Agent. Forsyth, GA - (27.0 Miles)
  • Aug 20 - Aug 21 ServSafe Manager Training UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in a five year certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Griffin, GA
  • Sep 30 Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Impact of 4-H/Volunteering Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn about the endless youth development opportunities Monroe County 4-H has to offer your child in leadership, professional development, community service, and agriculture on a local, state, and national level. Adults will also learn how to become involved through endless volunteering possibilities. Forsyth, GA - (27.0 Miles)
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