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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Geocaching event scheduled for Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Time to treasure hunt at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Join representatives of the Georgia Geocachers Association (GGA) at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Porterdale leadership and support for trees recognized

The City of Porterdale was among 19 Georgia cities recognized on February 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Porterdale ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Newborn leadership, support for trees recognized

Newborn was among 19 Georgia cities recognized on February 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Newborn was honored during ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Parson: Time to start thinking about planing the garden

Winter at the farm is for shorter workdays, maintenance, fruit tree planting, and conferences! Since the last time I wrote, there haven't been many ...

February 26, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


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Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta for being one of Georgia's "Tree City USA" communities.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Newton County celebrates 2017 National FFA Week, Feb. 12-18

Each of the FFA Chapters in Newton County will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. This year's theme is Transform Purpose to Action, and it embraces more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization's future. Nearly 650,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Range classes scheduled for Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Ever wanted to learn the basics relative to shooting, but not sure where to start? The Family Day at the Range series provides a perfect opportunity, offering training courses for those that wish to learn or advance their knowledge of firearms, safety and also get the chance to shoot a variety of firearms.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Field Days provide students the ‘next step’ in hunter education

Students with a completed hunter education course "under their belt" are eligible to attend a Hunter Education Field Day. These "hands-on" learning experiences give students a chance to build on the knowledge and skills gained in their initial hunter education course.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Johnson retires from UGA Griffin Research & Education Garden

After more than 15 years of service, Tony Johnson, of Covington, recently retired from the University of Georgia (UGA) Griffin Campus where he served as the horticulturist for the UGA Research and Education Garden.

January 31, 2017 | Sharon Dowdy University of Georgia | Agriculture


Parson: Making the right seed choices for your garden

Here we are in the cold, dark days of January. With temperatures in the mid-50s, we are right in line with what I expect this month. Wait a minute… Those are the lows!

January 22, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


February Pruning

Before I moved to Newton County around 12 years ago, my wife and I owned a home with a yard that was full of flowering shrubs. Yard work was a pleasure and my shrubs showed their appreciation by producing blooms abound.

January 22, 2017 | Ted Wynne | Agriculture


4-H’ers honored for service work

As a second grader, I remember finding out that Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't actually royalty.

January 21, 2017 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture


Agricultural Center breaks ground

The Newton County Agricultural Center is officially under construction after a special ground breaking ceremony Tuesday.

December 19, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Agriculture


Georgia sees historic growth of organic farms with ground-breaking partnership

In the winter of 2015, Georgia Organics and the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture launched the 100 Organic Farms Campaign, a state-wide collaboration to grow Georgia's organic industry from 75 certified organic farms to more than 100 certified organic farms by the end of 2016.

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


4-H’er encourages others to be themselves

"I can get up and talk in front of a big crowd, now that I was in 4-H," said Rocky Plains Elementary fifth grader Miranda Leslie.

December 03, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture


Thanksgiving is past, now time for cover crops and drought management

For me, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. It's totally focused on seasonal food (except for the green beans - how did that happen?). It comes at a time of year that I can leave the farm without leaving chores undone. And it marks the end of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that runs through the week before Thanksgiving. As much as we love filling the boxes of produce for our subscribers, we also like the winter break.

November 27, 2016 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


Piedmont Academy FFA team places in area Farm Business Management career development event

The Piedmont Academy FFA Farm Business Management Team recently placed third in the Area 3 FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held on Nov. 10 at Ft. Valley State University on Nov. 10, 2016.

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Ag Center kicks off capital campaign

The Newton County Agricultural Center Capital Campaign is underway after a kickoff campaign dinner Nov. 15.

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Agriculture


Parson: Thanksgiving is past, now time for cover crops and drought management

For me, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. It's totally focused on seasonal food (except for the green beans - how did that happen?). It comes at a time of year that I can leave the farm without leaving chores undone. And it marks the end of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that runs through the week before Thanksgiving. As much as we love filling the boxes of produce for our subscribers, we also like the winter break.

November 26, 2016 | | Agriculture


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