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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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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

 


Extension News
Backyard Fruits Webinar
Backyard Fruits Webinar Webinar series Backyard Fruits aims to help gardeners grow fruit at home By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/21/2020
Produce Safety
Produce Safety UGA expert developed an online calculator and simulator to help educate farmers and Extension agents with necessary actions related to the water quality component of the Produce Safety Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine | Published: 5/21/2020
Georgia 4-H Hosts Interactive Distance Learning Series
Georgia 4-H Hosts Interactive Distance Learning Series An interactive distance learning series is being offered by Georgia 4-H. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 5/15/2020
Home Safety
Home Safety Keep kids safe at home with these tips. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner | Published: 5/21/2020
Hedge Recommendations
Hedge Recommendations Hedges have been used for eons to define property lines. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner, Josh Fuder, Sheri Dorn | Published: 5/13/2020
Virtual Plant Sale
Virtual Plant Sale UGA Trial Gardens moves popular spring plant sale online due to COVID-19 crisis. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner, Josh Fuder, Sheri Dorn, Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 5/12/2020
COVID-10 Ag Safety
COVID-10 Ag Safety During the current pandemic and other viral outbreaks, there are further considerations farms and agricultural businesses must take in order to protect their workers and customers. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner, Josh Fuder, Sheri Dorn, Maria M. Lameiras, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 5/7/2020
Vegetable Planning
Vegetable Planning Follow these gardening guidelines to keep you supplied with fresh vegetables throughout the season. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner, Josh Fuder, Sheri Dorn, Maria M. Lameiras, Laurel L Dunn, Bob Westerfield | Published: 5/6/2020
Georgia 4-H Hosts Online Programming
Georgia 4-H Hosts Online Programming Georgia 4-H moves some programming online to allow youth to participate in valuable 4-H experiences. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner, Josh Fuder, Sheri Dorn, Maria M. Lameiras, Laurel L Dunn, Bob Westerfield, Cristina Luisa deRevere | Published: 5/7/2020
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources As you continue to engage in social distancing over the coming weeks, refer to these recommendations from UGA Extension and cooperating institutions. By Maria M. Lameiras, Josh Paine, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Pamela Turner, Josh Fuder, Sheri Dorn, Maria M. Lameiras, Laurel L Dunn, Bob Westerfield, Cristina Luisa deRevere, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 5/1/2020
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