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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

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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

 


Radon test kits available from UGA Cooperative Extension
Radon test kits available from UGA Cooperative Extension Protect your health By Cal Powell | Published: 10/27/2020
Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs.
Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs. Discovered in Georgia seven years ago, the Asian spider is settling in. By Beth Gavrilles | Published: 10/26/2020
4-H Environmental Education
4-H Environmental Education Online, virtual and socially distant in-person visits offered by 4-H facilities in Georgia By Austin Clark | Published: 10/23/2020
Federally funded project to aid Georgia couples
Federally funded project to aid Georgia couples Strengthening Relationships By Cal Powell | Published: 10/22/2020
MCR Genes
MCR Genes They can travel on food and people and are causing antibiotic resistance. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/19/2020
"Hearts of Glass" UGA horticulture offers viewing and discussion of film about Vertical Harvest, a Jackson, Wyoming, agribusiness that facilitates high-quality food production while providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/19/2020
Fire ant supergene
Fire ant supergene Newly discovered supergene in fire ants leads to variation in long-term behavior. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/15/2020
D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020
D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020 The event, which is open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Nov. 10, 2020. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/13/2020
Student Profile: Jennifer Abogoom
Student Profile: Jennifer Abogoom Jennifer Abogoom, a student researcher supported by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut, seeks to better understand why farmers choose the seed they do and what quality their seed has, compared to certified seed. By Allison Floyd | Published: 10/8/2020
Master Gardener Survey
Master Gardener Survey Program organizers want public input as part of their comprehensive strategic planning process to shape the next decade. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/8/2020
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