UGA Extension Office


Newton Administration Building
Extension News
  • Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/14/2018
  • Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
  • Nematodes link Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/13/2018
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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.


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
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 Step Up and Lead @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Eatonton, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 23 Better Process Control School The Better Process Control School offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation operations during the canning of low-acid or acidified foods. Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 Serv Safe® Manager Certification 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. Athens, GA - (35.0 Miles)
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