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  • Sunbelt Expo link President Morehead voices support for south Georgia farmers who are recovering from storm. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/16/2018
  • Georgia's Pecan Crop link Georgia pecan farmers coping with devastating impact from Hurricane Michael. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/16/2018
  • Downed Trees link Study downed trees for clues on how to prevent future losses, UGA expert says. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 9/13/2017
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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
  • Oct 17 Jonesboro Farmers Market The Jonesboro Farmers Market is attracting more vendors and urban farmers to the market this year. There is no charge for farmers/vendors to participate at the market, which makes the market unique. The market's vendors include urban farmers with a variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, cottage food vendors with an array of homemade products and a handful of vendors selling house plants and vegetable seedlings to start your backyard garden. UGA Clayton County Master Gardener Extension volunteers are at every market day sharing Extension gardening information. The market will also continue its live food preparation/nutrition demonstrations on occasional market days. Jonesboro, GA - (28.0 Miles)
  • Oct 17 Camellias, Azaleas, and Gardenias Free Monthly Gardening Class “Camellias, Azaleas, and Gardenias” will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover basic information about these three popular flowering shrubs including growing requirements, care and maintenance. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, October 16 by emailing atedrow@uga.edu or calling (706) 613-3640. Athens, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Oct 18 Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Learn how to grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, and pomegranates. Pest control, pruning, fertilization, maintenance and more will be discussed to maximize your backyard fruit production. Jeffersonville, GA - (68.0 Miles)
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