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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!
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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

 


Extension News
Toxic Algae link Summer heat and dry weather set the stage for harmful algae in state's ponds. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/15/2019
Watermelon Contest link Walton County 4-H'er takes top prize with 135-pound watermelon. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/15/2019
Summer Drought link Dryland peanuts, which make up about half of Georgia's annual peanut crop, have been vulnerable to dry conditions this summer. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/15/2019
Pecan Field Day link Growers invited to learn the latest research on pecan production in Appling County. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain | Published: 8/8/2019
One Georgia link One Georgia shows 4-H members what it's like on the other side of the ag "fence." By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/6/2019
Forage Pest Management link UGA Extension forage specialist says not to apply insecticide until Bermuda grass has green leaves. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/6/2019
Master 4-H'ers link Georgia 4-H members compete, celebrate at annual State Congress event. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/1/2019
Corn Irrigation link UGA Extension specialist says irrigation streaking a problem in Georgia fields this year. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/5/2019
Peachy Crop link After losing 80% of their crop in 2017 and 50% of their crop in 2018, Georgia peach farmers are optimistic about this year's yield. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 8/1/2019
Atlanta History Center link 4-H'ers from urban and rural Georgia celebrate the state's history at 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Chad Cain, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 7/31/2019
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