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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

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


Community perceptions of hemp
Community perceptions of hemp Researchers sought to identify potential perception problems that could arise in communities where the crop is grown and processed into various goods. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/19/2021
2020 Hay Contest Winners
2020 Hay Contest Winners More states submitted samples to the contest than ever before. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/14/2021
4-H Online Winter Programming
4-H Online Winter Programming Georgia 4-H launched “From the Mountains to the Sea,” “Zoom into Science” and “Blast Off with Georgia 4-H” to give teachers and parents entertaining and educational online resources to keep youth engaged in non-traditional learning environments. By Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 1/14/2021
Testing Rootstocks
Testing Rootstocks Beginning in 2014, citrus trials performed by UGA are yielding valuable data on cold hardiness, fruit quality and disease resistance. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/13/2021
2020 Farm Survey
2020 Farm Survey The approximately 10-minute survey covers potential impacts of COVID-10 on the agriculture industry. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/7/2021
Sustainability Grants
Sustainability Grants Multiple CAES students were given the green light for their green projects. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/5/2021
Tracking Bug Tracks
Tracking Bug Tracks Entomology study developed clay models as a tool to aid in future research. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/4/2021
Parasitic Hijackers
Parasitic Hijackers Soybean cyst nematodes have evolved to trick plants into diverting resources to support the nutrient demands of the developing nematode. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/4/2021
Radon Action Month
Radon Action Month UGA Radon Program urges Georgians to test for radon this January. By Pamela R. Turner | Published: 1/1/2021
Feeding Furry Friends
Feeding Furry Friends Oglethorpe County 4-H’ers adapt to COVID-19 guidelines and learning cooking skills by baking treats for rescued animals. By Austin Clark | Published: 12/30/2020
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