Agriculture & Natural Resources
County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications and programs that impart researched based knowledge to improve Georgians quality of life.
Below you will find some of the most commonly requested information.
Walton County AG Agent
A native of Pembroke, Georgia, Joel grew up on a small family farm where he gained a passion for agriculture and the environment. Joel received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Biological Science in 2010 from the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. Joel joined the Walton County staff in 2014 after four years as an agent in Twiggs County. Currently, Joel is enrolled in the Masters of Plant Protection and Pesticide Management at the University of Georgia while serving full time as the Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent here in Walton County. Joel also serves on the Executive Board for the College of Agriculture's Alumni Association, he and his wife Liza have been married for 3 years.
Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle.
Accommodating Gardens link Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener.
4-H Food Product link Walker County 4-H'ers take first place in Georgia 4-H's Food Product Development Contest for their Cheez Beez.
May 22 - May 23 ServSafe Manager Training UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Griffin, GA - (48.0 Miles)
May 23 UGA Extension Gwinnett Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training The program will only cover category 24, ornamental and turf portion of the exam, not the general standards. The training will include hands-on material, handouts and a practice exam. Lawrenceville, GA
May 23 - May 24 Manager ServSafe Training This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association Americus, GA - (125.0 Miles)