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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 ...

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


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


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Archive By Section - 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


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


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