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  • MyIPM App link MyIPM app helps fruit growers manage pests. By Denise M Hatcher | Published: 6/18/2019
  • Nostoc Algae link Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer. By Clint Waltz | Published: 6/13/2019
  • 4-H2O Camp link Three-day camp educates Georgia 4-H students about importance of water as a natural resource. By Clint Thompson | Published: 6/18/2019
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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
  • Jun 7 - Nov 1 The Fairgrounds Farmers Market Support our Local Farmers and Artisans! Farmers Market Menu: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, raw goat's milk, home-made bread, confections, dry herbs, seasonings, boiled peanuts (regular, lemon pepper, and jalapeno), microgreens, iris plants, various varieties of trees and shrubs, hand-turned wooden bowls, goat's milk lotions, soaps, salves, and lip balm, handcrafted stained glass and wind-chimes, handsewn smock bibs, aprons, boho bags, blankets, and more. We are still accepting vendors. Call 770-467-4225 for more details. Griffin, GA - (35.0 Miles)
  • Jun 21 - Jun 23 State 4-H Council State 4-H Council Eatonton, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Jun 21 EmPowerU Advocating Invasive Species Management Course This training will be a hybrid of on-line coursework and a one day in person workshop. The course will help you: - Gain understanding of the roles and levels of government and who to contact regarding invasive species management. - Learn skills such as influence, power, persuasion, framing, questioning, and listening interactions with decision makers. - Know where to find reputable information on the status of invasive species in your area. - Create an engagement plan and experience practicing it in a safe, peer-learning environment. - See yourself as a resource to decision makers on invasive species management. - View engagement with decision makers as a norm and encourage others to do it. - Network with other people who are passionate to make a difference around invasive species. Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
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