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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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  • HFIM and Georgia Center HFIM and Georgia Center Students in UGA's hospitality and food industry management degree program in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences get hands-on experience interning at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. By Émilie Gille | Published: 10/14/2021
  • Bayer Youth Ag Summit Bayer Youth Ag Summit One hundred delegates representing more than 40 countries will meet this November for a virtual global forum. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 10/13/2021
  • Student Profile: Tabitha Lomotey Student Profile: Tabitha Lomotey When plant breeders talk about the benefits of their work, they usually focus on the benefits to the farmers. Higher yielding varieties that can withstand abiotic and biotic stresses such as drought or diseases bring both food and income security for farmers. But Tabitha Lomotey, who grew up in the city, talks about the consumer, how bringing more food to market makes lower prices for food insecure people who need to stretch their cash as far as they can. By Allison Floyd | Published: 10/12/2021
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