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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
Palmer Amaranth Management link Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, also called pigweed, can reach heights of 7 to 10 feet. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/14/2018
Extension Vegetable Specialist link Andre da Silva's research focus at UGA-Tifton is with fertilizer and irrigation management in vegetables. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge | Published: 11/14/2018
4-H Leadership Endowment link Georgia 4-H alumni, supporters name endowment in honor of Gov. and first lady. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine | Published: 11/7/2018
Hurricane Michael Impact link Hurricane in October caused more than $2.5 billion in losses to Georgia's agriculture industry. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/8/2018
Pecan Prices link UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells estimates that pecan growers are receiving significantly less per pound than last year. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/8/2018
Life-Saving Data link Wind speed data from UGA weather stations helped NWS track Hurricane Michael. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 11/5/2018
Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
Giant Pumpkins link Georgia's giant pumpkins take center stage this October. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Sadie Lackey | Published: 10/29/2018
Truffles link Truffles are beneficial fungi found on tree roots that help the host tree absorb minerals and water. By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Sadie Lackey, Bryce Ethridge | Published: 11/1/2018
Michael's Aftermath link Communities come together, farmers, residents move ahead after Hurricane Michael By Clint Thompson, Bryce Ethridge, Josh Paine, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Sadie Lackey, Bryce Ethridge, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/30/2018
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