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Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Harris County has something to offer everyone. From our small farms, major manufacturing, and wonderful tourist destinations with much history you are sure to be captivated by the beauty of Harris County. Some places you don't want to miss include Callaway Gardens, Wild Animal Safari, FDR State Park, and enjoy riding through the rural areas of beautiful Harris County.

The Man O' War Railroad Recreation Trail carries the name of the famous racehorse and the diesel passenger train that once traveled through Pine Mountain between Columbia and Atlanta.

The trail conveniently begins in downtown Pine Mountain, where trail users can find parking, bike parking, and refreshments. It then travels along the converted railroad right-of-way sandwiched between US 27/ Main Street and Commerce Avenue. The trail goes through the town and out the southern end, peeling away from the road at about the mile mark, where it starts to become more shrouded with trees. The trail currently comes to an end along Mobley Rd, but further phases will see it expanded. Harris County had acquired 21 miles of unused railway for future conversion into trails.


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Extension: What We Do

 

From online resources to in-person meetings and events, our expertise is second to none.

Our mission:
We deliver lifelong learning across the state through science-based programs and education in agriculture and the environment, family well-being, and 4-H youth.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension faculty and staff are tackling some of the state's and world’s grand challenges - from combating diseases and securing a safe food supply to strengthening families, communities and economic growth. We deliver programs through three main program areas:

 

Agriculture and Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

 


Upcoming Events
  • Dec 10 - Dec 12 Fall Forum 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (101.0 Miles)
  • Dec 13 Small Pecan Producers Workshop This program will involve our UGA Pecan Area Agent, Andrew Sawyer, the UGA Small Business Development Center, and the Georgia Pecan Growers Association. The business portion of the program will focus on customer identification and development and marketing strategies. The production part of the program will walk through a year of pecan production including timing of management tasks like irrigation, pest management, harvest, and more. December 13, 2022 9AM-12PM Free & Virtual
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 13 Pasture Management for Livestock Series Join Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Elbert County UGA Extension for a 3-week webinar series discussing pasture management for livestock producers. Whether you have sheep, cattle, or horses, proper pasture management is critical for maximizing your forage resources. Learn about soil health and fertility, grazing management, and weed/pest control from UGA Extension agents. Tuesdays, Nov 29-Dec 13th Free & Virtual
    • Virtual Event
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UGA Cooperative Extension Mission

Our mission is to extend life long learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in Agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The Harris County Extension office offers residents many agricultural services including but not limited to soil and water analysis along with in person consultations with our Ag Agent, educational publications and information on a wide array of homeowner, farmer and consumer topics. Free publications are available at our office or online. Through Harris County Extension we also have the 4-H Youth Development Program in which students 4th - 12th grade can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Agent and 4-H support staff provide educational club meetings and activities to 4-H'ers.


UGA Extension faculty and staff provide economic, environmental and quality-of-life impact throughout the state. Read their stories covered.


To learn more about Harris County visit the Chamber of Commerce and Harris County Government websites.