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  • Pecan Course link Daylong workshop will cover variety selection, pest management, irrigation and fertilization. By Bryce Ethridge | Published: 3/25/2019
  • Mosquito-borne Virus link Use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself. By Elmer Gray | Published: 3/25/2019
  • Spring Ant Control link Labels and patience are the keys to safe, effective fire ant control. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 3/18/2019
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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.

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
  • Mar 26 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-up Training Storm Damaged Tree Cleanup Training March 26, 2019 9 am- 3pm Griffin, GA Private Sector Only (Public Sector contact Ellen Bauske) All tree care workers face the danger of storm-damaged trees that must be urgently removed. A North American Training Solutions instructor will explain and demonstrate rigging, distance release techniques, and handling wood under pressure. Participants will learn how to handle leaners, snags, hangers, and other frequently encountered challenges. Griffin, GA - (31.0 Miles)
  • Mar 26 “Selecting and Maintaining the right Lawn for your Landscape” Learn how to have the best-looking grass in your neighborhood by selecting the right turf and maintaining it with the the right care. Decatur, GA - (28.0 Miles)
  • Mar 28 Step Up and Lead at Camp Jekyll 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. Jekyll Island, GA - (223.0 Miles)
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