Agriculture & Natural Resources
Walker County continues its tradition as an agricultural community. With more than 81,000 acres in farmland and a farm gate value for agricultural products of over $90 million, Walker County farmers benefit from UGA research-based information.
County agriculture agents answer farmers' questions, make farm visits, and even invite UGA specialists to the county to offer educational programs often focusing on one of the top three agriculture commodities - livestock, poultry and row crops.
You don't have to own a farm to benefit from the county agents' expertise. Many agricultural-related services benefit the general public including:
- Soil Testing: Routine Test $8.00 per sample
- Water Testing: Basic Test $22.00 per sample
- Forage Testing: Basic Test $22.00 per sample
*all prices are current as of March 2016
News Articles/ Newsletters
Animal & Dairy Science
- Local Weather Station at the Butler Farm in Kensington, GA
- UGA Extension Publications
- UGA Forages
- UGA Honeybee Program
- Farmers and Consumer Market Bulletin
- Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture
- Agricultural Commodity Futures
Walker County Agriculture Associations
Tri-State Cattlemen's Association
The Tri-State Cattlemen's Association promotes growth and development of the beef cattle industry. The association meets monthly in Walker or Dade County and have educational programs on current issues affecting the industry. The Tri-State Cattlemen's Association is a part of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association.
The Northwest Georgia Beekeepers Association normally meet at the Walker County Agricultural Center on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm. They focus their meetings on education of beekeeping and topics related to the industry. The Northwest Georgia Beekeepers Association is a part of the Georgia Beekeepers Association.
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.
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.