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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter


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


Bayer Youth Ag Summit
Bayer Youth Ag Summit One hundred delegates representing more than 40 countries will meet this November for a virtual global forum. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 10/13/2021
Killer Tree
Killer Tree When oxidized, a chemical in black walnut trees can be toxic to plants, animals and people. By Kim D. Coder | Published: 10/12/2021
4-H Forestry
4-H Forestry The Georgia 4-H Forestry program teaches youth to identify up to 70 Georgia tree species, as well as common pests and diseases that impact those trees. By Craven F Hudson | Published: 10/8/2021
CAES Outreach
CAES Outreach CAES delegates from each of its three mission areas — research, instruction and Extension — will represent the college at the Georgia National Fair and the Sunbelt Ag Expo this month. By Claire Sanders | Published: 10/7/2021
Lab Manager, Insect Photographer
Lab Manager, Insect Photographer Jena Johnson sees the beauty in the study of insects. By Krista Richmond | Published: 10/6/2021
Short-Lived Trees
Short-Lived Trees Select longer-lived flowering species for your landscape rather than cultivars that will decline with time. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 10/5/2021
Greater Greens
Greater Greens Experiential learning at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) enables students like Barr to obtain real-world experience. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/5/2021
Farm to School Month
Farm to School Month Statewide campaign gets kids across Georgia eating, growing and learning about new fruits and vegetables. By Leslie Matos | Published: 10/1/2021
Healthier Together
Healthier Together UGA Extension and partners improve quality of life through obesity prevention. By Paul F. Brown | Published: 9/30/2021
Asian Longhorned Tick
Asian Longhorned Tick First discovered in North America in 2017 on a sheep in New Jersey, the Asian longhorned tick has spread to 17 states. By Michele Hatcher | Published: 9/30/2021
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