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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.


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Upcoming Events
  • May 24 Troup County Poultry Academy Are you considering having a backyard flock? Do you have a small flock and want to know how to keep your birds healthy? Join us to learn all things poultry, from initial considerations to processing. We will have fun learning from multiple speakers (County Agents and UGA Poultry Specialists).
    • Lagrange, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • May 24 Ocmulgee Region 4-H Horse Club The FIRST multi-county 4-H Horse Club in Georgia! Membership is open to youth in 4th-12th grade. Membership dues are $50 and includes club t-shirt, meeting supplies, educational materials, and snacks. The deadline to pay dues is August 20, 2021. Meetings will be 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM. Any change in date/time will be communicated at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. Members are not required to own/lease a horse. Meetings may have a mounted activity where members can bring their own pony/horse/mule to ride. These meetings are designated with a horse shoe on the flyer. All ponies/horses/mules must have a negative Coggins. ASTM approved helmets are required for any mounted activity. Marigold Stables - Monroe County 75 Higgins Mill Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029 Equine Behavior Natural Horsemanship Obstacle Challenge
    • Forsyth, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • May 25 NE Georgia Pecan Producers Workshop Join us on May 25, 2022 from 9AM-1PM for a hands-on pecan producers workshop at Jolly Pecan Farms in Sparta, Georgia. Topics covered will include pre-emergent herbicide use, IPM and pest scouting, fertilization strategies, and site preparation. Georgia Pesticide Credits in Category 21 and 10 will be offered.
    • Sparta, GA - (52.0 Miles)
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