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UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Notice: Due to current circumstances, we ask that you call 376-3134 before coming to our office. All our staff are in the office Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm to assist you. However, if you come to the office, we are meeting clients at the door to handle business. This is for everyone's safety.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


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
  • Summer food safety Summer food safety Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen. By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 7/2/2020
  • VITA 2020 VITA 2020 UGA students use tax preparation classroom experience to help Georgians. By Cal Powell | Published: 7/1/2020
  • Blueberry Fungus Blueberry Fungus Some of the most popular blueberry varieties for Georgia are known to be highly susceptible to "mummy berry" disease. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 6/30/2020
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