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Welcome to Irwin County!


The Irwin County Extension Office extends learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

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Do you have a hankering for peanuts?  If so, we have your fix right here at the Extension Office.  Stop by our office today to purchase your bag of raw, shelled peanuts.  These are sold year round and proceeds help to fund our 4-H program.


Upcoming Events
  • Aug 23 - Aug 24 ServSafe Restaurant Manager Food Safety Certification You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 16 hours by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Suzanne Williams. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instructions, and refreshments. Lunch is on your own. Albany, GA - (52.0 Miles)
  • Sep 7 - Sep 8 SE Area Forestry Field Day SE Area Forestry Field Day Reidsville, GA - (75.0 Miles)
  • Sep 12 - Sep 13 SW Area Forestry Field Day SW Area Forestry Field Day Shellman, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Sep 16 10th Annual Kids Dig It Lowndes County 4-H invites you to the 10th annual Kids Dig It in Valdosta, GA. This is an exciting family outing for kids of all ages. Your kids will enjoy sitting and riding in heavy construction equipment like excavators, front end loaders, bull dozers and much more under the supervision of trained technicians. Other heavy equipment exhibits will be on hand for demonstration as well as games, a visit from Bob the Builder, concessions and much more. Cost is $5.00 per person and all funds go to support Lowndes County 4-H. Valdosta, GA - (57.0 Miles)
  • Sep 19 - Sep 20 SW showCAES 2017 Calling all high school students interested in exploring degree programs offered via the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students and parents will have the chance to explore majors, talk to financial aid and admission counselors, as well as meet faculty, staff, and current students. Tifton, GA - (19.0 Miles)
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Extension News
  • Grazing School 2017 link Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. By Dennis Hancock | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Brown-eyed Susan link Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Drink Water link Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts | Published: 8/17/2017
  • Peanut Crop link According to UGA Extension agronomist Scott Monfort, there are 828,000 certified peanut acres planted in Georgia this year. By Dennis Hancock, Norman Winter, Alexis Roberts, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/17/2017
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