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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.

Testing Services

Services include testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages and more. Soil sample bags and water collection bottles are available at the Extension Office.  Contact us to find the best test to meet your needs.

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 2019

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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.


Northwest Georgia Beekeepers 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.


Extension Publications
Vegetable Garden Calendar
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.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
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.
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