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Welcome to Hart County

Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963 as part of a flood control, hydropower and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences-making Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation.

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Extension News
  • Agricultural Awareness Day link Hands-on demonstrations and educational opportunities provide local elementary school students with modern agricultural knowledge. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 10/20/2017
  • 'Bolivian Sunset' link A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter | Published: 10/19/2017
  • Sunbelt Expo link The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, an annual event that celebrates agriculture, showcases research and facilitates agricultural education, concludes Thursday in Moultrie, Georgia. By Julie Jernigan, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2017
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 27 UGA Extension Gwinnett Green Industry Update The program will offer five credit hours for Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicators license in the following categories: Category 21, plant agriculture, Category 24, ornamental and turf, and Category 27, right-of-way. The program will also offer five CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists, five CEUs for the GCLP/GCPP certifications, and one credit in category 1 for Foresters. Lawrenceville, GA - (68.0 Miles)
  • Oct 30 2017 Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference The program will have several experts give informative presentations on various aspects of invasive plants and their impact on the environment along with several outdoor hands-on activities in the afternoon. It will offer five credit hours for pesticide applicator licenses 21 (Plant Agriculture), 23 (Forestry) and 24 (Ornamental and Turf), 5.5 Arborists CEUs, and for the SAF Forester, seven credits in category one. Griffin, GA - (95.0 Miles)
  • Nov 2 - Nov 3 Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - Lyons Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging - Toombs County Lyons, GA - (31.0 Miles)
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