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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and our employees, our office is currently closed until further notice.  If you have questions or concerns, please call 229-424-2863 for assistance!  The Irwin County Extension Staff appreciates your patience and understanding during these times of uncertainty.  


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  • Student Profile: Leslie Commey Student Profile: Leslie Commey Leslie Commey’s interest in plant breeding came from watching his mother work as a vegetable trader in Ghana. A graduate student in biotechnology, Commey now is studying for a master’s degree at Texas Tech University and working on a Peanut Innovation Lab project to find peanut’s natural defenses against aflatoxin. By Allison Floyd | Published: 11/19/2020
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