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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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  • Radon Awareness Radon Awareness Radon is a radioactive gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. By Pamela Turner | Published: 6/3/2020
  • Producing Results Producing Results Gwinnett Georgia Grown to Go event highlights success of partnership with UGA Extension to connect producers and consumers. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/28/2020
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Coronavirus Update

During these times of social distancing, our office staff is tele-working from home.  However, we are still providing  our services to the community.  Please call us at 770-784-2010 (please leave a message) or email us at uge2217@uga.edu and we will get back to you.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you so much for your understanding during these unprecedented times.


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.


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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 3 Backyard Fruit Webinar Series: Specialty Fruits This online short course provides an excellent opportunity to learn about growing various small fruits and tree fruits. Each session is designed to help you gain the knowledge needed to grow your own! The webinar coordinator will email you a Zoom link the day before each webinar session you register to attend. *This session shares focuses on growing Specialty Fruits (fig, pomegranate, persimmon, etc.)* - (89.0 Miles)
  • Jun 4 Drought Proof Your Landscape Learn how to drought proof your landscape using research based techniques. - (28.0 Miles)
  • Jun 5 - Jun 6 State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl The Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl is held each June, and this year we will hold one state contest at the UGA ADS Rhodes Complex. Teams of either four or five members from one county compete in a game show type format and answer questions related to dairy subject matter. Play consists of double elimination tournament style matches where two teams compete at a time. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/ Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
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