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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 26, 2016 | | Agriculture


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Archive By Section - Agriculture


Parson: What’s happening on the farm?

I get asked what's happening on the farm several times a day, and I'm never sure if people really want to know that answer or if they are just making conversation. It makes no difference to me because each time I give them the real answer - from how the weather is, to weeds, to pests, to planting, to descriptions of a crop bounty.

November 16, 2016 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


Entries sought for 2017 high school art contest

The Newton County Farm Bureau is asking students in 9th through 12th grades to enter the 2017 Georgia Farm Bureau High School Art Contest. The artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark soft lead pencil on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of white paper. The artwork should be camera ready.

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture offers $60,500 in scholarships

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering up to $60,500 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field, Newton County Farm Bureau President Brent Galloway recently announced.

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Agent attends UGA Extension Academy

This week I had the most amazing opportunity to begin my journey with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Extension Academy.

October 02, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture


Mosser: Winter is coming

Greetings gorgeous growers; hopefully you have thus far experienced a season of bountiful fruits. As the active growing season begins to wind down, let's discuss some of the lessons we've learned during the past six months. Consider this the highlight reel of the past six months of articles I've written, just in case you missed one or two (I'm sure you haven't):

September 25, 2016 | Corey Mosser | Agriculture


Newton County Farm Bureau receives district awards

Newton County Farm Bureau (NCFB) was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District annual meeting, held Sept. 6 in Douglasville.

September 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Agriculture


4-H’ers honored by commissioners

Newton County 4-H members were honored at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners just before the vote to approve the agreement for the Newton County agricultural center. Club members were able to watch local government in action and were excited to witness the vote as commissioners approved a facility they will be able to use for future 4-H activities.

August 07, 2016 | Terri Kimble | Agriculture


Newton County Agriculture Center approved

Newton County will get its Agriculture Center, located at the FFA/FCCLA Camp, after a unanimous vote by the board of commissioners (BOC) Tuesday evening.

August 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Agriculture


Ag Center meeting results in overwhelming support

Some 300 people gathered on Tuesday night to listen to details regarding the proposed site for the Newton County Agricultural Center at the FFA-FCCLA Center.

July 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Agriculture is America

It's a common truth – yet a thought few of us ever ponder – that if it doesn't come from the ground it literally doesn't exist. Despite the vastness of the technology we employ, you must admit that every device that we use or machine that we ride on or fuel that we burn or food that we eat – everything with any substance at all – is either mined or grown from the soil.

July 31, 2016 | Covington News Editorial Board | Agriculture


Letter:

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July 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Neighbor voices concerns on Agriculture Center

Robert Aiken, who lives in a home across the street from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Camp, spoke to the board of commissioners about the proposed Agriculture Center during Tuesday's meeting at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

June 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Agriculture


Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Agriculture


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy cattle, contributing more than $344 million to Georgia's economy. Typically, dairy cows in the state of Georgia produce an average of 2,518 gallons of milk per year or approximately 8.3 gallons of milk per day!

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Agriculture


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