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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

 


Mosquito Season Ongoing
Mosquito Season Ongoing Residents should be sure to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside as temperatures cool and we open windows again. By Elmer Gray | Published: 9/30/2022
Joro Watch Initiative
Joro Watch Initiative According to a team of University of Georgia experts collecting data about the spiders through the newly formed Joro Watch initiative, it’s best to put down the stick (for now) and pick up a camera. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/29/2022
Urban Bee Conservation
Urban Bee Conservation A mix of buildings and forest increases the number of species of bees in a given area. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/27/2022
Burton Sea Turtle
Burton Sea Turtle Environmental Education staff at the Burton 4-H Center care for sea turtles that do not successfully make their initial voyage to the ocean as hatchlings through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which grants permits and permission for these stragglers to be raised at the center until they are ready to live in the wild on their own. By Josie Smith | Published: 9/23/2022
Cold Facts
Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 9/22/2022
Guthrie GFB Award
Guthrie GFB Award Larry Guthrie announced as the 2022 Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award recipient. By Jordan Powers | Published: 9/20/2022
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps Georgia 4-H received a grant of $496,800, the fourth-largest AmeriCorps state grant awarded in Georgia. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josie Smith | Published: 9/19/2022
Controlled Environment Agriculture
Controlled Environment Agriculture Next time you sit down to a crisp, green salad, take a moment to think about where your leafy greens come from. By Eric Butterman | Published: 9/16/2022
Home Visiting
Home Visiting Home visitors regularly call on pregnant people and families with infants and young children to help improve the health and well-being of children and parents. By David Pollock | Published: 9/15/2022
Protecting Pollinators conference
Protecting Pollinators conference The Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference will come to Athens, Georgia, from Oct. 10 through 12. By Amanda Budd | Published: 9/13/2022
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