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  • Squash Struggles
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.
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  • AGL 2017-2019
  • Published 5/25/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Farmers, foresters and ag professionals selected for 2017-2019 class of AGL.
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  • 'Gold Doubloon'
  • Published 5/24/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Variety provides dazzling color with gold and green foliage.
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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


  • May 4-May 25
  • 9:00 AM | Macon, GA
  • The Georgia Master Naturalist program was developed by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources as an adult environmental education program. It is offered as a combination of lectures and field trips to a number of middle Georgia venues. Tailored to Macon and surrounding communities, this program explores natural resources from both an urban and traditional perspective. Session I, this May, will include topics such as: natural history, ecology, invasive species, waste and recycling, forest ecology, and game management, among others. Our speakers, all local experts in their fields, come from a variety of professions. We are fortunate to have professors from local colleges and universities, professional foresters, wildlife biologists as well as presenters from the private sector. Class size is limited. The price for the May session is $80 and includes class materials, entrance fees, and transportation.
  • May 25
  • 11:00 AM | Savannah, GA
  • Join Dr. Elizabeth Andres, Extension Food Safety Specialist, University of Georgia, who will provide this pressure canning hands-on workshop for Family and Consumer Sciences Pathway Educators. This is a partnership between the State Board of Education and UGA Cooperative Extension. Participants will receive lesson plans and hands-on activities to teach students food preservation basics.
  • May 25
  • 11:00 AM | Savannah, GA
  • Join Dr. Elizabeth Andres, Extension Food Safety Specialist, University of Georgia, who will provide this pressure canning hands-on workshop for Family and Consumer Sciences Pathway Educators. This is a partnership between the State Board of Education and UGA Cooperative Extension. Participants will receive lesson plans and hands-on activities to teach students food preservation basics.
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