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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

 


Economic Slowdown
Economic Slowdown Economists at the University of Georgia say to brace yourselves for continued high prices at the grocery store in the coming months. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 2/3/2023
Georgia Farmer of the Year
Georgia Farmer of the Year Bart Davis was announced as the 2023 Georgia Farmer of the Year at the Jan. 27 Georgia Ag Forecast event. By Amanda Budd | Published: 2/2/2023
Mosquito Season Prep
Mosquito Season Prep With January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what can be done to eliminate it. By Elmer Gray | Published: 2/1/2023
VITA Program
VITA Program Beginning Jan. 30, University of Georgia students will again provide free tax preparation services as part of the UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. By Cal Powell | Published: 1/31/2023
UGA Extension Alzheimers Care
UGA Extension Alzheimers Care With offices serving all 159 Georgia counties, Extension offers an array of wellness programs, services and health education that support families. By Lauren Baggett | Published: 1/30/2023
IIPA Seed Grants
IIPA Seed Grants The University of Georgia’s Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture has awarded eight seed grants to fund initial research for projects at the convergence of agriculture, engineering, computing and related areas of study. By David Mitchell | Published: 1/27/2023
Mental Health Day
Mental Health Day Mental Health Day at the Georgia State Capitol will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31. By Amanda Budd | Published: 1/25/2023
Bees in winter
Bees in winter As temperatures drop, bees must change their behavior to survive the winter. By Amanda Budd | Published: 1/24/2023
Irrigation Scheduling Technology
Irrigation Scheduling Technology In its first official year of data collection, UGA's AgWET program impacted more than 1,450 acres of row crops in Georgia, 300 acres of peanuts and 1,150 acres of cotton, and yielded an estimated water savings of over 100 million gallons of water. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 1/23/2023
Blueberry Quality
Blueberry Quality Study seeks to identify possible causes for postharvest quality loss in rabbiteye blueberries. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 1/20/2023
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