UGA Extension Office


Newton Administration Building
Extension News
  • Black Flies link Swarms of black flies are making a nuisance of themselves in north Georgia but pose no threat. By Elmer Gray | Published: 4/23/2019
  • Expanding Broadband link Precision agriculture technologies are not being fully implemented due to many Georgia farmers' lack of internet access. By Clint Thompson | Published: 4/23/2019
  • Onion Storage link Limited harvest time frame leads most onion farmers to store their crops. By Clint Thompson | Published: 4/22/2019
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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.


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
  • Apr 23 - Apr 25 Developing and Implementing HACCP for the Meat and Poultry Industry This program has been designed to meet the USDA’s training requirements and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, whose goal is to provide standardized training for the meat and poultry industries. The course curriculum was developed by the American Meat Science Association to help processors understand, develop, and apply Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles to their production operations. The program combines a unique level of lectures and work group discussions from a broad based faculty of meat and poultry scientists, HACCP experts, and authorities from academia, industry and government. The work group sessions will include interaction with industry peers who have successfully implemented HACCP programs in their own plants. Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Apr 24 Area Poultry Judging Contest-Henry Co Area Poultry Judging Contest-Henry Co. McDonough, GA - (13.0 Miles)
  • Apr 24 NE Program Preview, Location TBD NE Program Preview Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
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