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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


Annual Weather Review
Annual Weather Review Wet conditions in 2021 made fields difficult to enter and caused significant crop impacts. By Pam Knox | Published: 1/18/2022
National 4-H Winners
National 4-H Winners Ben Hill County 4-H team swept the competition, earning the national championship in the Consumer Decision Making Contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. By Josie Smith | Published: 1/17/2022
Radon Action Month
Radon Action Month UGA Radon Program urges Georgians to test for radon this January. By Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 1/14/2022
Tiny Bubbles
Tiny Bubbles UGA researchers are testing the benefits of irrigating turfgrass with nanobubble-infused water. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/13/2022
Rock Eagle Improvements
Rock Eagle Improvements Georgia 4-H, part of UGA Extension, will use this critical funding to make improvements to the largest 4-H facility in Georgia. By Josie Smith | Published: 1/12/2022
Cover Crops, Living Mulches
Cover Crops, Living Mulches The multiyear study will examine the use of living mulches and annual cover crops in cotton production in Georgia. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/6/2022
NSF-NIFA Nematode Award
NSF-NIFA Nematode Award The soybean cyst nematode, a microscopic roundworm, is responsible for annual crop losses of $1 billion in the U.S. alone. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/5/2022
Winners and Master 4-H'ers
Winners and Master 4-H'ers The contest includes judging four classes with situations that implore participants to rank choices based on the need of a hypothetical consumer. By Josie Smith | Published: 1/4/2022
Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance UGA researchers detected a gene that causes antimicrobial resistance in Georgia, posing a serious immediate threat. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 1/3/2022
New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions No matter your priorities in 2022, UGA Extension has research-based education to support your goals all year. By Maria M. Lameiras, Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 12/31/2021
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