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

  • Apr 17 Pond Management Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 11 am-1:30 pm, Cost: $13--includes lunch Join us at the Greene County Extension Office as Extension Agent Steven Patrick shares information regarding the basics of pond management, including fertilization, weed control, basic aquatic fishery balance, as well as overall pond health. 11:00 am: Classroom instruction and lunch at the Greene County Extension Office 12:oo pm: Pond Instruction at Bear Lake, located at 1910 Wrayswood Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677 Attendees will receive 1 hour Pesticide Credit for Categories 10 and 26. Please call 706-453-2083, by noon, April 15th to reserve your spot.
    • Greensboro, GA - (58.0 Miles)
  • Apr 18 - Apr 19 Georgia 4-H Area Poultry Judging Contest - Oglethorpe 4-H Livestock event
    • Crawford, GA - (36.0 Miles)
  • Apr 18 Union/Towns Master Naturalist Program Series 1 The Master Naturalist Program covers natural resource topics such as native plants, invasive species, birds, tree ID, watershed management, mushrooms, pollinators and more. This Master Naturalist training is broken up into spring and fall series. To be a certified Master Naturalist, attendance in in both series is required. Classes will be on Thursdays. Cost is $150 for each series.
    • Blairsville, GA - (69.0 Miles)
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