UGA Extension Office


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
  • Guidance and Advice on Food Safety and Preservation
  • Health Programs like Walk Georgia
  • Research-Based Advice for Production Crops


Extension News

    • Georgia Corn Crop
    • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • UGA Extension estimates Georgia's corn acreage to be between 330,000 and 340,000 acres.
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    • Peanut Crop
    • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Some of Georgia's peanut crop estimated to be produced under shortened rotations.
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    • Pecan Course
    • Published 3/21/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • UGA Extension offering day-long training for farmers looking to start planting pecan trees.
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    • Cotton Equipment Donation
    • Published 2/14/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • Funston Gin provided UGA's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park with a module builder and boll buggy to help with cotton harvest.
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    • Drift complaints
    • Published 3/14/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • Decline in pesticide drift complaints show that Extension trainings have been successful.
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    • Dogwood Genetics
    • Published 3/16/2017 by James Hataway
    • Researchers looking for public help to map the genome of spring-flowering dogwood trees
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    • Drift Roses
    • Published 3/16/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Drift roses: from the same folks who brought gardeners Knock Out roses.
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    • Winter Gardening
    • Published 3/15/2017 by Paul Pugliese
    • It's too early to fertilize trees, shrubs and dormant lawns, like bermudagrass.
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    • Fight the Flu
    • Published 3/15/2017 by Keishon Thomas
    • Fight the flu with frequent hand washing and by cleaning and sanitizing.
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    • Cotton Outlook
    • Published 3/14/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Cotton acreage to decrease this year to due to estimated high peanut prices.
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