Agriculture & Natural Resources
The importance of agriculture in Crisp County’s economy is exemplified by its annual Farm Gate value exceeding $99 million dollars annually over the past few years. Preserving and improving the production of the diverse array of commodities grown in the county is the top priority for Crisp’s Agricultural and Natural Resource (ANR) Program. This priority also spills over into assisting with our homeowners in ornamental, garden & turfgrass management.
Services & Data:
Soil Sampling & Water Testing
Our office with compile soil samples and ship them off the the lab in Athens for varoius analyses. A routine test, which will tell you the N,P,K and pH...etc. of a sample costs $6. For other nutrients and compounds that can be tested, as well as their prices, please refer to the fee schedule linked below (water testing prices are also included):
Pesticide Applicators License
Bring your certificate, after completing your training, to the Extension office with your driver's lisence. At the office we'll have an application and affidavit to complete. After which we'll send your paperwork to the Georgia Department of Agriculture for approval.
Farm Gate Value Report
Annual reports aggregated by County Agents from various statistical sources including: FSA, NASS, USDA and GFC. These reports display values for the many agricultural commodities statewide, and at a county level, that are pivotal to Georgia's economy.
Monthly Crisp Co Ag Newsletter
Hurricane Michael Impact link Hurricane in October caused more than $2.5 billion in losses to Georgia's agriculture industry.
Pecan Prices link UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells estimates that pecan growers are receiving significantly less per pound than last year.
Life-Saving Data link Wind speed data from UGA weather stations helped NWS track Hurricane Michael.