UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Walton County AG Agent

Joel Burnsed

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.  

 

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.


Soil Sample Bags
Milkweed
Pesticide Sprayer
man with water jar
Kids in a School Garden
Teacher and students
tomatoes on the vine
Pest Management Publication
  • Community perceptions of hemp Community perceptions of hemp Researchers sought to identify potential perception problems that could arise in communities where the crop is grown and processed into various goods. By Allison Fortner | Published: 1/19/2021
  • 2021 President's Medal 2021 President's Medal Bill Flatt and the late Ivery Clifton will be recognized in a virtual awards ceremony By Sara Freeland | Published: 1/19/2021
  • 2020 Hay Contest Winners 2020 Hay Contest Winners More states submitted samples to the contest than ever before. By Josh Paine | Published: 1/14/2021
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 23 - Jan 24 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Qualifier https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/
    • Athens, GA - (22.0 Miles)
  • Jan 23 Lake Country Beekeeping Short Course This ZOOM delivered Short Course will provide the information necessary for a beginning beekeeper to begin their journey into the fascinating world of beekeeping.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jan 25 Two Agents & the FACS Podcast Friendly discussions on reliable, relatable and research-based topics with University of Georgia Family & Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Agents from Chatham and Ware Counties. Our goal is to serve and promote healthy living for everyone. We will cover issues related to family, food, health, money, and homes. Hosted by: Leslie Weaver Carrie Vanderver
    • Virtual Event
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