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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
  • Feb 9 - Mar 15 Journeyman Farmer Small Fruit and Vegetable Training Registration Open UGA Extension in Carroll, Haralson, & Paulding Counties are hosting a Journeyman Farmer Certification program that provides comprehensive training for beginning farmers. Registration closes on March 15. Class dates are listed below. The program requires a two-step training: Step 1 - Small Farm Business Planning-In person, Friday March 22 - 9 am until 5 pm. Step 2 – Step 2- Small Fruit & Vegetable Production In-person training (with required at-home, online preparation) Wednesdays, April 10, April 24, and May 1- In person 6:30PM- 8:30PM Step 3- Hands-on-Production & Intern/Mentorship Opportunities -By application, dependent on availability of mentor/intern farm and successful completion of Steps 1 and 2. Cost: $75 *Participants must complete Step One Small Farm Business Planning before participating in Step Two. For more information, contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 770-836-8546 or register by mail using the attached form.
    • Carrollton, GA - (74.0 Miles)
  • Mar 1 - Mar 4 NE District Jr/Sr Project Achievement 4-H Project Achievement
    • Eatonton, GA - (33.0 Miles)
  • Mar 4 Soil Health Field Day The Global Growers farm team will share three years of organic soil improvement strategies, and expert soil scientists will take a deeper dive into testing methods, reading results, and the art of matching improvement strategies to the specific needs of different soil types. An overview of USDA and local Extension Resources that support soil health will be provided. This field day will be highly valuable for: - Crop producers looking for ways to improve their soil’s fertility - Growers curious about what cover crop mixes would work best for them - Farmers interested in learning more about organic soil inputs and how to best apply them - Growers who want to learn from soil lab scientists the best methods for taking soil samples - Anyone who wants to better understand the principles of organic soil health practices This educational field day is co-hosted by Global Growers Network and Sihi Biogeochemistry Lab with support from the UGA Extension.
    • Conyers, GA - (15.0 Miles)
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