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Jermaine Durham, assistant professor of housing and community development in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, now serves as a housing and community development specialist for UGA Extension. CAES News
Jermaine Durham, assistant professor of housing and community development in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, now serves as a housing and community development specialist for UGA Extension.
Housing Specialist
The shortage of affordable and healthy housing is nothing new for communities across the South, but new trends in infill building and gentrification have exacerbated these shortages in many cities and towns in Georgia.
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) has provided free tax help to Georgians with moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers. The program has expanded through UGA Cooperative Extension and now offers assistants to taxpayers in more rural areas of Georgia via the internet. CAES News
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) has provided free tax help to Georgians with moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers. The program has expanded through UGA Cooperative Extension and now offers assistants to taxpayers in more rural areas of Georgia via the internet.
VITA Program
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics has offered free tax help to Georgians with low-to-moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal congratulates, from left, David C. Barrow Elementary School fourth-grader Emma Starnes, David C. Barrow Elementary School fifth-grader Blake Bernt and Malcolm Bridge Middle School seventh-grader Olivia Hawkins. All three were named finalists in the 2019 UGA Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest. CAES News
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal congratulates, from left, David C. Barrow Elementary School fourth-grader Emma Starnes, David C. Barrow Elementary School fifth-grader Blake Bernt and Malcolm Bridge Middle School seventh-grader Olivia Hawkins. All three were named finalists in the 2019 UGA Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest.
Radon Posters
Gov. Nathan Deal recognized three students from northeast Georgia for their efforts to spread the word about the dangers of radon as part of the 2019 University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program Poster Contest.
Derek Cooper serves as the radon educator with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program. CAES News
Derek Cooper serves as the radon educator with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program.
Radon Educator
Derek Cooper has always had a passion for helping people live healthier lives.
The second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, radon is an odorless, invisible, tasteless radioactive gas released by the natural decay of uranium in our soils and rocks. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers a low-cost service for those who need to test their home for radon. CAES News
The second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, radon is an odorless, invisible, tasteless radioactive gas released by the natural decay of uranium in our soils and rocks. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers a low-cost service for those who need to test their home for radon.
Radon Education
January — National Radon Action Month —  is a great time for Georgians to take steps to protect their families against the threat. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Radon Educator Derek Cooper is working to shine a light on this invisible hazard with the university’s Georgia Radon Program.
A toddler sits under a Christmas tree surrounded by presents CAES News
A toddler sits under a Christmas tree surrounded by presents
Toy Safety
When toy shopping for children, shopping at your favorite store or clicking a button online involves a certain responsibility. It’s important to choose wisely when buying holiday toys to make sure your gifts aren’t an unintentional safety hazard.
What may look like an ordinary live Christmas tree to many people can turn into a sneezing fest for allergy sufferers. And with their dust and mold, fake trees can be just as bad. CAES News
What may look like an ordinary live Christmas tree to many people can turn into a sneezing fest for allergy sufferers. And with their dust and mold, fake trees can be just as bad.
Asthma Triggers
Even in the south, where winters can be mild, people tend to spend more time sealed up inside during the colder seasons. While spending time inside keeps you safe from the elements, it can expose those with asthma to more of the indoor air pollutants that can trigger asthma attacks.
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season. CAES News
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season.
Holiday Safety
The holiday season is a great time for families to get together to decorate and celebrate. If celebrating is a family affair, safety can be too.
Attendees at the Farm Business Education Conference will learn about how to develop a business plan for their farming operation and receive tips from Agricultural lenders about how to successfully obtain operating lines, real estate and farm loans and working capital funding. CAES News
Attendees at the Farm Business Education Conference will learn about how to develop a business plan for their farming operation and receive tips from Agricultural lenders about how to successfully obtain operating lines, real estate and farm loans and working capital funding.
Holiday Spending
The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. Competition from online businesses is forcing brick-and-mortar retailers to open earlier and stay open longer. Before Thanksgiving dinner has been reduced to leftovers, shoppers will hit the stores in search of bargains.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often.
Indoor Pollen
Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.