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  • Scouting link The life cycles of some insect pests are so short that missing a week of scouting can lead to increased pests and damaged crops. By Becky Griffin | Published: 5/23/2018
  • Pepper Weevils link Seventy percent of the winter peppers imported into the US are grown in Mexico, where weevils originate. By Becky Griffin, Clint Thompson | Published: 5/22/2018
  • Yoga Kids link Almost 100 Georgia 4-H agents and assistants are now trained to teach Yoga for Kids. By Becky Griffin, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/23/2018
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Newton County Cooperative Extension

UGA Extension Newton County offers educational programs in the areas of horticulture and agriculture, food safety and nutrition, and leadership and citizenship for youth.

UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Newton County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed up by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.

Mission

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.


Upcoming Events
  • May 22 - May 23 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 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 - (31.0 Miles)
  • May 23 UGA Extension Gwinnett Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training The program will only cover category 24, ornamental and turf portion of the exam, not the general standards. The training will include hands-on material, handouts and a practice exam. Lawrenceville, GA
  • May 23 - May 24 Manager ServSafe Training This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association Americus, GA - (107.0 Miles)
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