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  • Georgia Pecan Crop link Damage from Irma could impact Georgia's crop next growing season. By Clint Thompson | Published: 1/16/2018
  • SE District Director link Veteran FACS agent, leader named head of UGA Extension in southeast Georgia. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/10/2018
  • Car Seat Safety link Agents in Telfair and Tattnall counties teach car seat safety classes to help keep children as safe as possible. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan | Published: 1/9/2018
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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
  • Jan 17 Nutrition Class Learn how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Ellijay, GA - (88.0 Miles)
  • Jan 17 Money/Budget Class Learn how to stretch your food dollars, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Ellijay, GA - (88.0 Miles)
  • Jan 18 North GA Apple Production Meeting Not only is fruit production different each year but the 2018 meetings will also be different. Instead of two half day meetings, there will be one all-day meeting that will provide educational information from several specialists around the Southeast. They will discuss fertilizer applications, orchard floor management, thinners and growth regulators, an insecticide update, ambrosia beetle control, a disease and fungicide update, emerging herbicides, a roundtable discussion, pesticide recording keeping and an FSMA update. In addition to the education, recertification credit has been applied for and will be issued to people that attend who already have a private or commercial pesticide license. The meeting is open to the public as well. Ellijay, GA - (88.0 Miles)
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