UGA Extension Office




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.


Hart County Extension

Hart County Extension offers educational programs in the areas of agrilculture, leadership and citizenship for youth through Hart County 4-H, and food safety and nutrition information. 
UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Hart County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed up by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been bringing research-based information to counties in Georgia since 1914.  
Our Mission
We translate science of everyday living for farmers, families and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia. 

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Some of our most popular services include:

Soil and Water Test

4-H Summer Camps

Health Programs like Walk Georgia

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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 6 Integrated Pest Management webinar Interested in sustainable pest management in your garden or farm? Join UGA Extension Fulton County and AgLanta in this webinar to learn about Integrated Pest Management – a multi-pronged, resilient approach to managing insect pests. Free, zoom registration required
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 8 Egg Candling Certification Hart County Extension is hosting the Georgia Department of Agriculture for an Egg Candling Certification Course. Having a egg candling license is required by Georgia Law in order to sell eggs in the State of Georgia. Registration information can be found using the events page at the link below. There will be four class times offered 8:00 10:00 12:00 2:00
    • Hartwell, GA
  • Jun 8 Honey Bee Removal License Training Georgia Department of Agriculture requires licensing of any person who removes swarms of honey bees from any structures, & who charges a fee for the service. Attendance of an 8-hour training is required. Limited to 15 people! Date & Time: June 8th, 8:00-5:00 p.m. Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch & snacks) Location: 337 Main St, Thomson, GA 30824
    • Thomson, GA - (64.0 Miles)
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