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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.


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 6 - Jun 8 In-Person Better Process Control School The Better Process Control School offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation operations during the canning of low-acid or acidified foods. Acidified and Retort tracks only. Registration opens on March 3rd, and closes on May 30th, 2023.  When: June 6th-8th, 2023 (8am - 5pm) Where: 240 Food Science Bldg. | 100 Cedar Street | Athens, GA 30602 Cost: $600 Registration Closes on 5/30 at 4:00 pm. 
    • Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Jun 7 Hands-On Drip Irrigation Workshop The UGA Clarke County Extension office, Athens Land Trust, and Athens Clarke County Water Conservation Office are teaming up to provide a workshop covering topics including Why homeowners should use drip irrigation The basic components of a drip irrigation system Hands-on drip irrigation demonstrations and practice
    • Bogart, GA - (31.0 Miles)
  • Jun 8 Honey Bee Structural Removal Training Program offered for industry professionals to become certified through the Georgia Department of Agriculture for removing honey bees from structures. After attending this 8 hour training, individuals must pass a written exam, sign a sworn affidavit describing at least three bee removal jobs previously performed, and pay an operator certification fee. Effective 1 January 2023, companies and individuals providing honey bee control and removal services from structures in the State of Georgia must be certified and licensed under rules amended in 2021 under the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act.
    • Bogart, GA - (31.0 Miles)
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