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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!
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Extension News
  • Peanut Harvest link This time of year is a cause for celebration for agriculture, the No. 1 industry in Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/15/2019
  • Alumni Awards link Agricultural advocates and educators top this year’s list of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association’s best and brightest alumni. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/10/2019
  • "Life 101" link Randolph County and Whitfield County 4-H programs combine to host "Life 101" conferences. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/9/2019
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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
  • Oct 15 - Oct 17 Preventive Controls for Human Foods This course is the FDA-recognized curriculum to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as per the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule. This 2 1/2 day course trains individuals to implement food safety practices within their facility using the standardized curriculum and through the use of break-out groups geared towards developing a model food safety plan. Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Oct 15 - Oct 16 ServSafe Manager Certification Program UGA Bibb County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in a five year certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Macon, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Oct 15 Northeast Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's program delivers a practical, science-based production management curriculum to Georgia's beef producers. This is the seventh session of this 8 week 2019 NE GA Master Cattleman Program. Scheduled to present: Dr. Brent Credille, Herd Health Management Specialist. Topics: Herd Health Management, Disease, Biosecurity. Participants meet each Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. During the eight sessions, attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. This program is offered through the Morgan and Jasper County Extension offices this fall. Shady Dale, GA - (16.0 Miles)
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