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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
Top Farmer link Peach and timber grower takes the top spot as the state’s best farmer. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/19/2019
El Nino Impact link Wet winter could lead to delayed plantings for some farmers this spring. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
Forage Management link Lisa Baxter is UGA Extension's newest forage agronomist, based on the UGA Tifton campus. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
Adult Volunteers link Georgia 4-H camps for military kids need adult helpers. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere | Published: 3/13/2019
Spring Herbs link No matter how they're used, herbs can make an exciting addition to any landscape. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield | Published: 3/11/2019
Georgia Project WET link UGA's 4-H20 program teaches children the importance of water conservation. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield, Bryce Ethridge | Published: 3/11/2019
Soil Erosion link The makeup of your soil can affect the amount of erosion that can occur. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield, Bryce Ethridge, Bob Westerfield | Published: 3/11/2019
Chipmunk Control link Although considered minor agricultural pests, chipmunks can cause significant structural damage. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield, Bryce Ethridge, Bob Westerfield, Michael Anthony Foster | Published: 3/11/2019
Spring Soil Testing link Soil testing saves time, money and heartache in the garden. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield, Bryce Ethridge, Bob Westerfield, Michael Anthony Foster, Jason Lessl | Published: 3/8/2019
Soil Sensors link Watering plants too much can be as harmful as underwatering, as excessive moisture creates ideal environmental conditions for plant diseases. By Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield, Bryce Ethridge, Bob Westerfield, Michael Anthony Foster, Jason Lessl, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/11/2019
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