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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
  • Field Day link Annual field day will take place at two research farms on the UGA Tifton campus. By Clint Thompson | Published: 8/21/2019
  • Poultry Workshops link UGA Extension's annual layer and broiler workshops scheduled for Sept. 23 and 25 in northeast Georgia. By Chad Cain | Published: 8/21/2019
  • Rock Eagle Chapel Restoration link Gift expedites restoration of iconic chapel, which was severely damaged in a February fire. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 8/16/2019
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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
  • Value Added Meat and Poultry Processing The Value Added Meat and Poultry Processing Workshop covers the science of value-added processing and marination of poultry, systems and procedures of product development, ingredient and flavor technology, cooking, packaging, and troubleshooting. Athens, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Aug 22 Dare to Be Messy! Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. This course provides the opportunity to create sensory materials for early childhood. Watkinsville, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Aug 23 - Aug 25 Great Georgia Pollinator Census The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a citizen science initiative where Georgians across the state count and record pollinators.On August 23rd and 24th citizens will be asked to count pollinators on a favorite pollinator plant for 15 minutes. We are looking for bumble bees, carpenter bees, small bees, honey bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and other insects. Detailed training will be offered throughout the state and through the website in mid-2019. Counts will be easily uploaded to a website. This project is perfect for schools doing STEM work! Griffin, GA - (31.0 Miles)
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