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  • High Quality Hay
  • Published 8/19/2016 by Dennis Hancock
  • After a record-breaking 2015 contest, Southeastern Hay Contest looks to attract more forage producers to the competition.
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  • GMO Safety
  • Published 8/18/2016
  • GMOs undergo years of safety testing and have been proven safe before they make it to the supermarket.
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  • Royal beauty
  • Published 8/18/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Brazil flower grows tall and puts off royal purple blooms until frost arrives.
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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


  • Aug 29
  • 7:00 PM | Madison, GA
  • Join us at the Chop House Grille in Madison, GA with extension specialists Dr. David Buntin, Dr. Stanley Culpepper and Dr. Eric Prostko to discuss insects and pests in wheat and canola as well as weed control and management for producers. 1 hour of pesticide credit (Private and Category 21) and dinner is available for attendees. RSVP by August 25th. Sponsored by Georgia Fertilizer.
  • Aug 30
  • 9:00 AM | Ellijay, GA
  • The Food Talk class is actually taught in six sessions. Learn how to cook healthy on a budget, the importance of fruits and vegetables, and about preventing foodborne illness. A healthy recipe will be prepared for tasting and a gift will be given away at each class. Contact Becca Pritchett for more information and to pre-register for classes/sessions.
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