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Mission of Bleckley County Cooperative Extension

The Bleckley County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.


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The Bleckley County Extension Office extends a wealth of information and education to its citizens through various program areas.  Some of the most popular services include:

  • 4-H & Youth Programs
  • Soil and Water Testing for Agricultural Producers and Homeowners
  • Soil & Water Conservation Programs
  • Guidance and Advice on Food Safety and Preservation
  • Health Programs like Walk Georgia
  • Research-Based Advice for Production Crops

 


Extension News
'Bolivian Sunset' link A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. By Norman Winter | Published: 10/19/2017
Sunbelt Expo link The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, an annual event that celebrates agriculture, showcases research and facilitates agricultural education, concludes Thursday in Moultrie, Georgia. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2017
Energy Savers link Trees create shade in the summer and block slow winds in the winter. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield | Published: 10/17/2017
Exotic Pest Meeting link UGA Griffin campus to host meeting of exotic pest plant professionals. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/17/2017
Hay Contest link Farms gain recognition for quality hay through the Southeastern Hay Contest at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/17/2017
Soap Aloe link The sap from a soap aloe will create foam that can be used as soap substitute. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter | Published: 10/12/2017
Aspergillus Crown Rot link UGA researchers studying why peanut farmers are unable to control crown rot disease through fungicide applications. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/12/2017
Irrigation Outreach link Research-based irrigation practices take center stage in increasing efficiency of Georgia's farms. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/11/2017
Blueberry Production link Nematodes are microscopic, worm-like parasites that attack the plant's roots. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 10/11/2017
Perdue Visit link Perdue says that 4-H members are proof that you don't have to be an adult to make a difference. By Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/9/2017
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