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 a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Biological Science in 2010 and a Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management in 2017 from the University of Georgia. Joel serves as the Walton County Extension Department head and the Agriculture Agent for Walton County.He is married to his wife Liza and has worked in Walton County since 2014.
Top Farmer link Peach and timber grower takes the top spot as the state’s best farmer.
El Nino Impact link Wet winter could lead to delayed plantings for some farmers this spring.
Forage Management link Lisa Baxter is UGA Extension's newest forage agronomist, based on the UGA Tifton campus.
Mar 23 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Athens, GA - (22.0 Miles)
Mar 23 NE Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (Grades 4 - 6) 4-H'ers in grades 4 - 6 will compete in District Project Achievement. Athens, GA - (22.0 Miles)
Mar 23 NW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders NW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders Winston, GA - (67.0 Miles)