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

    • Fake Flowers
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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    • Winter Pruning
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon
    • Camelias, crape myrtles and tea olives all benefit from winter pruning.
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    • Coral Bells
    • Published 1/12/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Coral bells make for great companion plants like flowering kale, cabbage or mustard.
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    • EMV Chips
    • Published 12/22/2016 by Keishon Thomas
    • Online and telephone purchases are not protected by chip credit and debit cards.
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    • Poverty Simulations
    • Published 1/11/2017 by Kyle Dawson
    • UGA Cooperative Extension administers poverty simulations throughout Georgia.
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    • Black-eyed Peas
    • Published 1/12/2017 by Merritt Melancon
    • Georgia's black-eyed pea farmers hope for new luck in the new year, but experts aren't optimistic.
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    • Radon Poster Winners
    • Published 1/11/2017 by Casey Chastain
    • Georgia middle schoolers help warn their neighbors as part of National Radon Action Month.
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