UGA Extension Office


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update: All Extension face-to-face programming and events have been canceled or postponed through April 24. For now, our local County Extension Offices are closed to the public. Read the full announcement.

While it is not at all "business as usual," we want to assure you UGA Extension is committed to doing all we can to be a part of the solution in this unique situation. UGA Extension offers resources on sanitizing your home, hand washing, emergency food supplies, and keeping farm operations running.

COVID-19 Resources

Office Teleworking 04-03-2020

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Heard County Extension Office

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The Heard County Extension office offers residents many Agricultural Services including but not limited to soil and water analysis. Through Heard County Extension we also have the 4-H youth development program in which students ages 9-19 (4th-12th grade) can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Agent provides in school club meetings monthly (4th-8th grades).

Heard  County is located in West Central Georgia. The county seat is in Franklin, Ga. The county is rich in history offering many places to visit. Heard County is home to the Heard County Historical Center and Museum, Flat Rock Campground, and many other tourist and historical attractions.


Monday – Friday 8:00-12:00pm 1:00-5:00pm
(CLOSED 12:00-1:00pm Lunch)
CLOSED – Saturday and Sundays
We are located at 101 Glover Road Franklin, GA 30217


We observe the UGA Holiday Schedule.

Heard County Georgia Official Government Website:

Visit Heard County's website to find out what's going on in your community.

  • Heard County Administration Building
    Heard County Administration Building
  • Heard County Extension/ 4-H Office
    Heard County Extension/ 4-H Office
  • Franklin Town Square
    Franklin Town Square
  • Old Recreation Department Ball Fields
    Old Recreation Department Ball Fields
  • Heard County Historical Center and Museum
    Heard County Historical Center and Museum
  • Franklin Visitor Center
    Franklin Visitor Center
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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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