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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


  • Apr 26
  • 10:00 AM | Alamo, GA
  • Telfair County Extension Office is sponsoring an egg candling class with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. This class is taught by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Cost is $15 including lunch. Egg Candling is a procedure to determine the quality of eggs for human consumption. Anyone selling eggs to individuals or at a farmers market must hold an Egg Candling Certificate. An Egg Candling Certificate is obtained by successfully completing this class, which includes a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Additionally, you will need to bring a completed Georgia Department of Agriculture Affidavit form (available on the GA Dept. of Agriculture website or in the Telfair Co. Extension Office) plus a copy of your Georgia Driver's License with you to the class.
  • May 2-May 11
  • 9:00 AM | Perry, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Program offers comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program involves three steps: AgAware or Small Farm Business Training, Small Fruit and Vegetable Production or Small Ruminant Production, and Hands-On internship/mentorship. This is the second part of the training offered in Houston County and is open to all. Those who wish to apply for the Hands-On component must complete steps 1 and 2. The classes will be held in the Houston County Extension office on May 2, 4, 9, 11 from 9am-3pm each day.
  • May 16
  • 12:00 PM | McRae, GA
  • Dr. Jacob Segers will be the guest speaker. Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators will receive 1 hour re-certification credits. A meal will also be provided with the Production Meeting. Contact our office to sign up for this event.
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Extension News



  • Pecan Production Costs
  • Published 4/26/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure.
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  • Lady's Slipper Orchids
  • Published 4/20/2017 by Norman Winter
  • With five genera and thousands of hybrids to choose from, there's a lady's slipper orchid for everyone.
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