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.
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.
Some of our most popular services include:
- University of Georgia Extension Publications
- Soil and Water Tests
- Research-based Advice from Production Crops
- 4-H Summer Camps
- Health Programs like Walk Georgia
Have questions or want to know more?
Aug 11 - Aug 12 Manager ServSafe Training University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Sumter County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. *If COVID restrictions allow*
- Americus, GA - (70.0 Miles)
Aug 17 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
- Cordele, GA - (39.0 Miles)
Sep 7 - Sep 8 Southwest Area Forestry Field Day 4-H Event
- Shellman, GA - (79.0 Miles)
Sep 8 - Sep 9 Southeast Area Forestry Field Day 4-H Event
- Reidsville, GA - (75.0 Miles)
Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest 4-H Event
- Tifton, GA - (19.0 Miles)
Free online learning
24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.
Native Plants Native landscapes are an important part of ecological preservation, and conservation is necessary to prevent the extinction of native species.
Avian Academy The free, three-day program hosted by the Department of Poultry Science invited participants to explore various areas of poultry science and the poultry industry through lessons on internal anatomy, embryology, processing, poultry judging and more.
Forestry Invitational The winning Georgia 4-H forestry team, coached by Paul Pugliese, included members Sasha Morgan, Bethany Craven, Gabriel Craven, and Gus Federico.
Milkweed Hybridization CAES researchers created the first successful interspecific hybridization of milkweed, landing them the cover of the July issue of HortScience.