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.
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
Palmer Amaranth Management link Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, also called pigweed, can reach heights of 7 to 10 feet.
Extension Vegetable Specialist link Andre da Silva's research focus at UGA-Tifton is with fertilizer and irrigation management in vegetables.
4-H Leadership Endowment link Georgia 4-H alumni, supporters name endowment in honor of Gov. and first lady.
Hurricane Michael Impact link Hurricane in October caused more than $2.5 billion in losses to Georgia's agriculture industry.
Pecan Prices link UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells estimates that pecan growers are receiving significantly less per pound than last year.
Life-Saving Data link Wind speed data from UGA weather stations helped NWS track Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting.
Giant Pumpkins link Georgia's giant pumpkins take center stage this October.
Truffles link Truffles are beneficial fungi found on tree roots that help the host tree absorb minerals and water.
Michael's Aftermath link Communities come together, farmers, residents move ahead after Hurricane Michael
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