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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


New FoodPIC director
New FoodPIC director Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/23/2022
Research Farms Open House
Research Farms Open House Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/22/2022
Test home for radon
Test home for radon Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer By Cal Powell | Published: 6/20/2022
Healthier Together
Healthier Together The goal is to develop areas for residents to exercise and play safely. By Kristin Gibson | Published: 6/17/2022
Biodiversity on Solar Farms
Biodiversity on Solar Farms Horticulture and entomology researchers at CAES are testing wildflower mixes on the Plains solar farm to determine their impact on pollinator populations. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/16/2022
Free tax prep aids Georgians
Free tax prep aids Georgians Free tax prep helps Georgians save over $600,000 By Cal Powell | Published: 6/15/2022
Solitary Oak Leafminer
Solitary Oak Leafminer Solitary oak leafminers leave irregular blotches on oaks, especially white oaks. By Garrett Hibbs | Published: 6/14/2022
Land Steward Award
Land Steward Award The Land Steward Award was established by Georgia Organics to recognize those who have made substantial contributions to the organic agricultural movement in Georgia. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 6/13/2022
Monarch Butterfly Populations
Monarch Butterfly Populations Summer numbers have remained stable for 25 years despite dire warnings. By Leigh Beeson | Published: 6/10/2022
Return on Investment
Return on Investment Uncertain economic returns for smallholder farmers using fertilizer in sub-Saharan Africa may account for low adoption rates due to variable growing conditions year over year. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/9/2022
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