Agriculture & Natural Resources
January is National Radon Action Month (NRAM).
Does your home have radon? Radon gets into a building by moving up through the ground and then through cracks and holes in the foundation. Buildings can trap radon, which can lead to harmful concentrations. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Make sure your indoor air is safe to breathe.
Also, If your drinking water comes from a private well, you should have it tested. Learn more about water testing @ UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Labs. Kits can also be picked up at our office. The cost of testing water is $40.00
For more information on Radon and to order kits for testing indoor air, go to UGA Radon. Kits are also available at our office at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 200, Covington, Georgia. The cost of the test kit is $13.00 (if ordered online) or $10.00 if you get from our office.
Please contact us at 770-784-2010 if you have any questions.
South Korea Visitors
Newton County Extension Agent Ted Wynne was pleased to host South Korean researchers on a tour of Crystal Organic Farm this week during their UGA program. The researchers pictured are: Mr. In Kyu Lee, the leader of the group, and Mr. Hyeon Seok Ko, Rural Development Administration; Mr. Sooncheol Sohn, Korea Forest Service; Ms Soonpil Kwon, Mr. Jeong-seob Kim, and Ms Da-Young Kang, Statistics Korea, Statistical Research Institute.
Ted Wynne has been an ag agent for 27 years. Ted assists Newton County farmers, homeowners, business owners and government officials with issues concerning agriculture and natural resources. Call or email Ted with your questions.
Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.