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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

 


Pearl Millet for Pollinators
Pearl Millet for Pollinators A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has found that pearl millet, an annual grass suited for conditions in the Southeast U.S., is a good food source for some pollinators. By Jessica Ryan | Published: 6/20/2024
Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor
Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor Joseph McHugh has been named the Herbert H. and Jean A. Ross Memorial Distinguished Professor of Insect Systematics and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/18/2024
Protecting the Georgia coast
Protecting the Georgia coast University of Georgia students clean up the Georgia marsh and get rid of invasive plants. By Shannah Montgomery | Published: 6/17/2024
Entomology Student Spotlight
Entomology Student Spotlight Dragonflies are recognizable thanks to their glimmering, delicate wings and their long bodies. But Emma Grace Crumbley wants people to know that’s not the full story. By Erica P. Techo | Published: 6/14/2024
UGA Grand Farm
UGA Grand Farm The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Grand Farm have announced a collaboration to create a robust regional agricultural innovation ecosystem. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/13/2024
Addressing Food Waste
Addressing Food Waste USDA NIFA-supported program is seeking grant proposals from applicants working in the public sector on food loss and waste prevention and mitigation throughout the U.S. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/6/2024
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Since its launch in 2021, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program has certified more than 200 private properties, public spaces and pollinator gardens in 47 counties as Georgia Green Landscapes. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 6/4/2024
Trial Gardens
Trial Gardens Located on the University of Georgia's South Campus, the Triala Gardens are home to seeds and plants from nearly every plant breeding company worldwide, grown to service UGA research, teaching and new crop introduction. By David Mitchell | Published: 6/3/2024
Tif3D
Tif3D After nearly a decade of research trials, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) turfgrass breeder Brian Schwartz and a dedicated team of colleagues and industry partners released a cutting-edge bermudagrass variety called ‘Tif3D’ earlier this year. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 5/30/2024
Open Garden Days
Open Garden Days University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is sponsoring Open Garden Days throughout the month of June at demonstration gardens throughout Georgia. By Sheri Dorn | Published: 5/28/2024
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