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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.

COVID-19 Resources

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

2020 Census Information

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter


Due to the shelter-in-place order from Governor Kemp, the UGA Extension- Bleckley County Office wil be closed until further notice. However, we are teleworking and able to assist if possible. 

If you need immediate help, please call or text our

County Extension Coordinator, Brandi McGonagill, at 478-957-4002. 


Please like Bleckley County 4-H Facebook page and follow bleckleyco_4h on Instagram for 4-H updates and activities.

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
Global Resource
Global Resource One-of-a-kind lab conducts and collaborates in worldwide research on the black fly. By Elmer Gray | Published: 8/6/2020
Researcher Honored
Researcher Honored Blaauw’s research focuses on the No. 1 pest concern for peach growers in Georgia — San Jose scale. By Sean J Montgomery | Published: 8/6/2020
40 Under 40
40 Under 40 Peach researcher and UGA Extension specialist honored for accomplishments. By Sean J Montgomery | Published: 8/6/2020
Midville Field Day 2020
Midville Field Day 2020 Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management of row crops as well as plant breeding and variety trials. By Josh Paine | Published: 8/4/2020
Zoom into Science
Zoom into Science Georgia 4-H virtual science series continues into fall. By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 8/3/2020
4-H State Achievement Series
4-H State Achievement Series Elements of State 4-H Congress continued online and new Master 4-H'ers announced. By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 8/1/2020
Whitefly Management
Whitefly Management Silverleaf whitefly is an economically significant pest of numerous crops in Georgia, including cotton and a wide variety of vegetables. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 7/30/2020
Building Better Tomatoes
Building Better Tomatoes New analysis of genetic variation among tomatoes uncovered large-scale differences in DNA between varieties. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 7/30/2020
Youth mental health
Youth mental health A recent survey commissioned by the National 4‑H Council finds that 7 in 10 teens are struggling with mental health in the wake of COVID-19. By Courtney Still Brown | Published: 7/28/2020
Georgia 4-H Board of Directors
Georgia 4-H Board of Directors New youth leadership board elected in Georgia 4-H during virtual series. By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 7/25/2020
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