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  • Flavor of Georgia 2017
  • Published 2/22/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • Entrepreneurs from all corners of the state selected to compete in the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia contest.
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  • Watermelon Crop
  • Published 2/21/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • An estimated 20,000 acres of watermelons are produced every year in Georgia.
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  • Container herbs
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens.
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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


  • Jan 10-Feb 28
  • 6:00 PM | Carrollton, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program is a comprehensive training program for beginning and small farmers provided by UGA Cooperative Extension. This program is the second in the series and will address: Part 2- Small Ruminants Production Course ***Parts one through three must be completed in order and all parts of the program must be completed to obtain certification. Small Ruminant Production is a six week training developed by Fort Valley State University in partnership with UGA Extension. Topics include: goat and sheep breeds and selection, nutrition and body scoring, pasture management, predator control, health and diseases, reproduction and kidding/lambing, integrated parasite management, as well as meats and marketing. The training includes a session with live animals to practice body condition scoring, hoof trimming and checking for internal parasites.
  • Feb 22-Feb 23
  • 8:45 AM | Conyers, GA
  • UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafeĀ® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association.This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and successful completion of the exam provides certification. We offer the course over 2 days (9am-3:30pm), which provides a night to study before the exam. The class fee of $140.00 and includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch each day is on your own. Call the Rockdale County Extension office by February 1st to register.
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