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Interested in working for wildlife? Volunteer opportunities with Wildlife Resources Division

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Are you looking for ways to work with or for wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Bass stocking on West Point

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Almost 610,000 new largemouth bass fingerlings (1-2 inches) now swim in West Point Lake as part of a recent stocking effort ...

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Season planning underway for waterfowl hunters: dates and season regulations approved

Hunters can begin making waterfowl season plans now that the 2017-2018 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were approved by the Board of Natural ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Currently flightless geese can cause feather and feces frustration for land owners

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats, with many of those locations in close proximity to people ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer eight students from the Piedmont Academy FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Parson: Rain is not always a good thing

When is more rain too much for the garden? Now would be a good example.

June 25, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


9 ways to mosquito-proof your yard this summer

A winter that wasn't as cold as it should have been combined with a warm, wet spring has created a "perfect storm" this summer ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Oxford College Organic Farm achieving its mission

OXFORD, Ga. - Three and a half years ago, the Oxford College of Emory University Organic Farm was just a dream, a house, and 11.5 ...

June 22, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Agriculture


Backyard Beekeeping offered at the Rock

Join the buzz this summer at Rock Eagle 4-H Center as we learn about all things bees and beekeeping.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


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Local schools receive grants for growing

Alcovy High School (AHS), Eastside High School (EHS) and Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) recently were awarded grants through the Grants for Growing program funded by Tractor Supply. Each of the three chapters volunteered their time to encourage people within the Newton County community to donate money towards the program.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Parson: Honey, thank you

Have you thanked a honey bee lately? They provide pollination for a majority of our food crops. Do they want a "Thank You" card? No. Do they want you to take them out to lunch to show your thanks? Not exactly. But leaving a nice patch of clover in your yard is a start. Like all animals, honeybees need safe food, water, and shelter. And you can help.

May 28, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


Newton shines at state FFA Convention

Eighty-six Newton County FFA members recently attended the Georgia FFA State Convention in Macon. FFA members received numerous accolades while in attendance.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Webpage offers tips on dealing with nuisance wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Why? It is because of easy access to "food."

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Don’t miss this free, fun outdoors event: 21st Annual J.A.K.E.S. Day at Charlie Elliott

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Come get "wild" at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 20.

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Registration now open for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ Programs

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Ladies, you don't want to miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


DNR announces t-shirt art winners for youth birding competition

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia's 12th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced today.

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Parson: Weather can determine when it’s time to plant veggies

You know people ask me about the weather: I'm a farmer. This "winter" has been an interesting time to talk about the weather. Consistent warm weather this past winter made last week's seasonable cold seem out of place in March. I remember an April Easter freeze in 2007 that was later and colder than the recent cold snap.

March 26, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


Extension agent graduates UGA Extension Academy

I was a Newton 4-H'er for eight years, following in my dad's footsteps. I worked for the 4-H Foundation and as a secretary. I tried out finance, journalism, and retail jobs, but 10 years ago I moved back here and announced I was ready to commit to an extension career.

March 26, 2017 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture


Help them soar, crawl, swim, grow – Check the wildlife checkoff

Do you enjoy Georgia's wildlife and rare plants?

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Skip the “Wild Life” and Enjoy the Wildlife with Spring Break at Georgia State Parks

This Spring Break, break away from the "wild life" of crowded attractions and destinations and migrate toward the wildlife at a Georgia State Parks. From learning to become a Junior Ranger and hiking through canyons, to geocaching and golfing, Georgia State Parks offer family-friendly activities and affordable accommodations for any type of traveler.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Georgia fishing prospects for rivers, reservoirs updated for 2017

If you are searching for current fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers, look no further than the updated fishing prospects on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) website. These pages give anglers of all skill levels in-depth information detailing 32 reservoirs and 18 rivers in one convenient location - www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/opportunities.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Bass artwork graces new ‘hard card’ for licenses

Hunters and anglers, check out the brand new "look" available for your recreational licenses.

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Special opportunity turkey season for youth and mobility-impaired hunters March 18-19

The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 25. However, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 18-19, 2017, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Trout stocking will begin earlier in 2017

Take advantage of beautiful spring weather and plan a trout fishing trip to the north Georgia Mountains! How about an early trout stocking to sweeten the deal?

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


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