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

  • Jul 24 Pesticide Credit Class Hart County Extension will be offering a pesticide credit class for private and commercial pesticide license holders. The class will be held on July 24th from 12:00-1:00 at the Hart County Agriscience Center. License holders will receive one hour of credit for attending. All Commercial License Categories have been approved to receive credit. Please call our office at 706-376-3134 to let us know you are planning to attend or if you have any questions.
    • Hartwell, GA
  • Jul 25 Water Bath Canning Class - Pickled Green Beans Rockdale County Extension is holding six canning classes this year! These are hands-on workshops where you will learn the principles of safe food preservation and where to find tested recipes, as well as work in groups to complete all the steps to preserve the featured food. You'll get to taste the finished product and make a jar to take home! Your registration fee covers all class materials, light refreshments, and a jar of the finished product. Thursday evenings: Strawberry Jam: June 27 from 5:30-8pm Tomato Salsa: July 11 from 5:30-8pm Pickled Green Beans: July 25 from 5:30-8pm Friday mornings: Peach Jam: Friday, August 9 from 10:30am-1:00pm Veggie Soup and Freezer Jam: Friday, September 6 from 10:30am-1:30pm Apple Relish: Friday, September 13 from 10:30am-1:00pm Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Aug 3 Make & Take Duck Boxes On Saturday, August 3rd, Oconee County GA Cooperative Extension will be holding a Make & Take duck box building program. Participants will be building a duck box for Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers. Pre-registration is required and the cost of duck box building slot is $25. If you would like more information or are in registering for the Make & Take program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA. It's sure to be a fun, family-friendly day of learning about our native species. No prior experience or equipment is needed. Just bring yourself and your family! We hope to see you all there!
    • Watkinsville, GA - (50.0 Miles)
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