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

    • Peanut Maturity Testing
    • Published 9/28/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • As summer turns to fall, UGA Extension agents counsel farmers on when to dig their peanuts.
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    • Service Learning
    • Published 9/28/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
    • High school students learn about college and high-tech science with UGA students.
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    • Grape Harvest
    • Published 9/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • Georgia's growing wine and vineyard industry is staking its claim on the state's terroir.
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    • Fall Ornamentals
    • Published 9/27/2016 by Frank Watson
    • Follow the rules at planting and you'll have less landscape problems later.
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    • To Overseed or Not?
    • Published 9/22/2016 by Robert Speir
    • Drivers search for fuel while farmers work to grow "fuel" for livestock.
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    • Save Seeds
    • Published 9/22/2016 by Joshua Fuder
    • By saving seeds, gardeners can save money and grow the same fruit their ancestors did.
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    • Perfect Companion
    • Published 9/22/2016 by Norman Winter
    • When added to combination plantings, 'Everillo' sedge is mesmerizing.
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    • Pecan Crop
    • Published 9/21/2016
    • Despite recent hurricane, Georgia's pecan crop is still projected to yield more than 100 million pounds.
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    • Corn Production
    • Published 9/21/2016 by Clint Thompson
    • Georgia farmers expected to harvest 355,000 acres of corn this year.
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    • Dryland Peanuts
    • Published 9/15/2016 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA peanut agronomist classifies one-third of Georgia's drylands crop as suffering through severe drought conditions.
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