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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 ...

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 ...

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


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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


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


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