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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 $10.00 per sample

Water Testing: Basic Test $26.00 per sample

Forage Testing: Basic Test $26.00 per sample

*all prices are current as of December 2021


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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 in Rock Spring.  Meetings are currently suspended. They typically 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.

 

Walker County Extension Master Gardener Program

Georgia residents may have the opportunity to become a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer in their home county. Interested volunteer candidates should contact Walker County Extension to be placed on an interest list for the next Master Gardener class. Upon acceptance into the program, volunteers will be required to complete a 42 hour classroom training program that will cover topics ranging from landscape design, plant propagation and turf, to different programs such as nuisance wildlife control.  The intent of the program is to train volunteers in subjects that will prepare them to serve in the community and assist the local county Extension Staff. Participants take a mid-term exam and will be required to pass a final exam on the material covered. For more information, contact Walker County Extension at (706) 638-2548.

 


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