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.
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
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Reducing Food Waste Consumers hold high standards for fresh food, which farmers aim to meet, but hot summer temperatures and long-haul deliveries can degrade quality even before produce makes it into stores and shipment rejection is a familiar reality in the horticultural industry.
Wildlife Judging Statewide competition challenges 4-H'ers to understand wildlife habitat management and how to preserve this valuable resource.
Integrative Precision Agriculture Conference International agrotech conference brings together producers and industry members to learn about available technologies and how to adopt them.
Freshwater Ecology Tiny but mighty, aquatic insects are responsible for many vital ecosystem processes that support fish, birds and humans.
Improved PFAS Treatments University of Georgia researchers in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering find improved, cost-effective treatment systems with advanced technologies for removing polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, wastewater and biosolids.
4D Farm USDA NIFA invests in innovations for climate-smart agriculture and forestry.
Flour Recall Safe handling of raw flour is the key to avoiding the risk of foodborne illness.
Irrigation Demonstration The University of Georgia Griffin campus hosted its first training for a landscape company, Chatham Landscape, at its new irrigation demonstration site in April.
Managing Stress Bad stress feels overwhelming, like a pileup, and long-term stressors can lead to negative health effects.
4-H Summer Camps More than 8,600 campers are expected to attend camps at Georgia 4-H's five centers this summer.