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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


  • Oct 1
  • 8:00 AM | Jeffersonville, GA
  • Get ready for FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, FARM TOURS, VENDORS, AND ACTIVITIES! Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun day! 8am to Noon (Farm Tours) 11am – 5pm (Farm & Family Day Fest) *To register for a farm tour please call the office to register and to receive more information on farm tour details.
  • Oct 4-Oct 5
  • 8:30 AM | Lakeland, GA
  • 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.
  • Oct 7
  • 10:00 AM | Manchester, GA
  • Participants who complete this class and pass the exams will receive the egg candling certificate from the Georgia Department of Agriculture that is required for small egg producers to sell their eggs to individuals, or at a farmers market. The class will last about four hours, including one hour of classroom instruction, followed by a written examination and a hands-on candling examination. Ben Pitts, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, will be the instructor.
  • Oct 12-Oct 13
  • 8:30 AM | Baxley, GA
  • UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements, and successful completion of the exam provides certification. We offer the course over 2 days (9am-3:30pm), which provides a night to study before the exam.
  • Oct 19-Oct 20
  • 9:00 AM | Macon, GA
  • The ServSafe Managers Training is a food safety training program approved by DHR and includes: • 1.5 days of instruction • Certicate from NRAEF issued upon successful completion of the examination • New 6th Edition Manager book
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Extension News


  • To Overseed or Not?
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Robert Speir
  • Drivers search for fuel while farmers work to grow "fuel" for livestock.
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  • Save Seeds
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Joshua Fuder
  • By saving seeds, gardeners can save money and grow the same fruit their ancestors did.
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  • Perfect Companion
  • Published 9/22/2016 by Norman Winter
  • When added to combination plantings, 'Everillo' sedge is mesmerizing.
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  • Pecan Crop
  • Published 9/21/2016
  • Despite recent hurricane, Georgia's pecan crop is still projected to yield more than 100 million pounds.
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