UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

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FACS Extension Agents provide education in the community and the workplace on critical issues to all Georgians. Educational topics include:         

  • Financial Security and Economic Well-being
  • Foodborne Illness Prevention
  • Housing and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Child Care, Youth, and Family Development
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

 

FACS Extension Agents often serve as resources for schools to meet the requirements of Georgia Performance Standards and as providers of basic life skills education. They can:

  • Provide health education for all grade levels
  • Teach financial planning courses
  • Train teachers in proper handwashing concepts to prevent spread of disease
  • Teach lessons in nutrition, health and food safety
  • Coordinate career fairs for rising juniors and graduating seniors
  • Teach life skills that students can use upon entering the workforce.

 

FACS Agents partner with employers to enhance economic development by educating our present and future workforce. Agents are trained to:

  • Provide health education and chronic disease prevention programs that can reduce absenteeism
  • Provide required employee training programs such as food safety for restaurant workers and age-appropriate development for child care providers.
  • Teach homebuyer education to assist the workplace in acquiring and maintaining affordable, healthy and adequate housing
  • Teach life skills that employees need to function effectively in the workplace and to reduce turnover and increase productivity such as managing finances and balancing work/family responsibilities

 

The information offered by FACS Agents, as well as others in Cooperative Extension, is provided by researchers at The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and other universities across our nation. Business, consumers, and community representatives in each county identify the critical issues that Extension should address and guide the planning and delivery of these programs.


Family and Consumer Sciences News
Addressing Food Waste
Addressing Food Waste USDA NIFA-supported program is seeking grant proposals from applicants working in the public sector on food loss and waste prevention and mitigation throughout the U.S. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/6/2024
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Since its launch in 2021, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program has certified more than 200 private properties, public spaces and pollinator gardens in 47 counties as Georgia Green Landscapes. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/4/2024
Georgia Farm Gate Value Report
Georgia Farm Gate Value Report Food and fiber production from Georgia’s 159 counties contributes more than $18 billion to the economy statewide. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/2/2024
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