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  • Pecan Tree Management link Young, stressed trees and those planted in poorly drained soil are at risk for beetle damage. By Clint Thompson | Published: 2/22/2018
  • Irrigation Maintenance link Proper irrigation maintenance helps farmers avoid system malfunctions during the growing season. By Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 2/20/2018
  • Andress Honored link Georgia FCS teachers honor leader of UGA's statewide home food processing and preservation program. By Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/19/2018
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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
  • Feb 21 - Feb 26 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Perry - (78.0 Miles)
  • Feb 23 Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam Preparatory Class for Category 24 UGA Extension Gwinnett is offering a workshop to help prepare those who are planning to take the Georgia Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam in Category 24 Ornamental and Turf to pass it. The workshop will cover the ornamental and turf section first, and then the general standards section. We will have informative handouts and a couple of practice exams. Lawrenceville, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Feb 23 Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Workshop This program will cover how to properly troubleshoot and maintain common garden and landscape equipment. Participants will be taught the basics of how to tune up equipment, winterize, as well as basic troubleshooting and repair procedures. The program will also go into detail on how to properly sharpen everything from knives to chainsaws. There will be discussion on tools and diagnostic equipment that are essential for repairing and servicing small engines. Bob Westerfield, Extension Horticulturist, and Brian Maddy, Troup County Extension agent, will be the program speakers. Griffin, GA - (31.0 Miles)
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