GaFFACamp@GaAgEd.org   |  (770) 786-6926  |  720 FFA FHA Camp Rd. Covington, GA 30014
  T.M. "Mort" Ewing Newton County Agricultural Center
Welcome to the T.M. "Mort" Ewing Newton County Agricultural Center! If you are interested in reserving any area at the agriculture center please email jaaron@gaaged.org or call Educational Program Specialist Joshua Aaron at (770)786-9626 Ext. 8 to check for available dates, rates, and questions that you may have. We look forward to having your event!


We have four areas that may be reserved during your event.

The Show Barn houses the Donald Griffin Show Ring, the concession stand, one set of bathrooms, and the legislative classroom. The features of the Donald Griffin Show Ring are as follows; a 40'x80' carpeted arena and 10 5'x5' stalls for placing inside the arena. Class holding pens and an announcers area can be added in the arena as well. Other features of the building include sound connection inside the arena and to the Livestock Barn, air conditioning, bleacher seating for 300 people, one of the three windows to the concession stand and roll up doors to connect the Show Barn and Livestock Barn.

The Concession Stand can be reserved as its own facility without having to reserve the full Show Barn. This concession stand features three roll up windows to facilitate different sized groups. One window is inside the Show Barn and two windows are on the outside of the Show Barn. One is facing the livestock Barn and the other faces the Otis and Nell Mitcham Nixon Horse Arena.  The concession stand is managed by the Newton County Young Farmers and has fryers, flat tops, and a char grill. Menu options can be discussed.

The Livestock Barn is the holding area for the livestock. The maximum number of 5' x 5' pens is 200 , and there are enough tie up areas for 140 head of cattle. Also equipped in this barn are two wash racks, sound, one hog scale, one cattle scale, 24 hour light access, and hundreds of power outlets.

The Otis and Nell Mitcham Nixon Horse Arena is a covered arena that covers a 125'x 200'  arena with a m10/river sand mixture, 15 10'x10' Stalls, an elevated air conditioned announcers booth, bathrooms, audio, bleacher seating for 300 people, a tractor with a drag rake, and a water system that assists in keeping the arena to the correct moisture content. Outside of the main arena there is a small uncovered practice arena.

Hourly Rentals for the Otis and Nell Mitcham Nixon Horse Arena      

Hourly rental of the Horse Arena is by appointment only.  The rate is $25 an hour. This is for exclusive access  of the arena and the renter may bring multiple horses and riders. The Newton County Agriculture Center has barrels, poles, and cones that may be used while renting but may not leave the facility. To reserve the arena for Hourly Rental please email or call Joshua Aaron with the number of riders, dates, and times at least 24 hours in advance from when you plan to rent the arena.  

jaaron@gaaged.org or 770-786-6926 x. 8

Policies for Hourly Rental:

  • Arrive and Leave on time. (there may be rentals before and after you)
  • Do not leave trash, dump manure, or shavings.
  • Tractor/Drag use is prohibited unless authorized by Center Staff.
  • No alcohol, firearms, weapons, or drugs. (OCGA 16-11-127, 16-13-32.4, 3-3-21.1)
  • Do not make any altercations to the soil, panels, equipment, grounds, or buildings without permission from center staff.


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Joshua Aaron
Educational Program Specialist
Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center





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