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
  • Sep 21 Farm Friends at the Gwinnett County Fair Come visit us at the Gwinnett County Fair. You'll find us in the Big Red Barn where you can pet farm animals, milk Daisy, our wooden sawhorse cow, explore farm life activities, and play barnyard trivia. Plus, you can help us celebrate the birthday of Ellie May, our donkey!
    • Lawrenceville, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 Beef Quality Assurance Workshop Jasper County ANR Agent Derrick Jones and Morgan County ANR Agent Lucy Ray will be hosting a BQA certification workshop on Thursday, September 21, 2023 with guest speaker Franklin County ANR Agent Raymond Fitzpatrick. The topics of discussion will include feeds and nutrition, genetic selection, cattle handling, transport and marketing, bio-security, record keeping and more.
    • Madison, GA - (62.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 Beef Basics 2023 Got cows? Join us for our introductory cattle course, Beef Basics, coming up this September! Hear from UGA Extension agents their takes on cattle managing basics like facilities, breed selection, operation types, nutrition, reproduction, health, and more. Sept 14, 21, 28 & Oct 5th at 6:30PM $15 registration fee Classes held at Lincoln County Agriculture Center 2080 Rowland York Rd, Lincolnton GA Register at
    • Lincolnton, GA - (49.0 Miles)
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