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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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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Archive By Section - 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


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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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