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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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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 Resources Division Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center on March 11 for a fun and informative education session. Experienced or newbie geocachers are sure to discover great info at this free event.

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 was honored during the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta for being one of Georgia's "Tree City USA" communities.

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 the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta for being one of Georgia's "Tree City USA" communities.

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 short workdays and I haven't done all the maintenance projects that were on my winter list. I have planted a good number of fruit trees and attended two excellent conferences.

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 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


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