Agriculture & Natural Resources
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.
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.
Yield Maps Yield maps allow farmers to examine fields and make management decisions for next year's crop.
40 Under 40 UGA researcher gaining national reputation for supporting Georgia's vineyards.
Local Gifts Flavor of Georgia helps find local gifts for foodie friends and neighbors.
Dec 14 - Dec 15 Land Judging Certified Coaches' Training Land Judging Certified Coaches' Training Eatonton, GA - (38.0 Miles)
Dec 14 - Dec 15 Fall Forum Fall Forum Eatonton, GA - (38.0 Miles)
Dec 14 Commercial Dairy Heifer Show Clinics Morgan County Extension will conduct two learning clinics for commercial dairy heifer program exhibitors emphasizing dairy heifer nutrition, health, and showmanship. Any Georgia 4-H or FFA member showing a commercial dairy heifer is welcome to attend with their animal(s). There is a $10.00 fee per exhibitor or animal if showing more than 1 heifer to cover supplies. The first clinic, Saturday, December 14, 2019, will cover basic halter breaking/showmanship, administer vaccines, deworm, weigh and dehorn (if needed) and body condition score heifers. The second clinic on more advanced skills to be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020. At this clinic participants will progress to more advance showmanship, trim feet and body condition score heifers again. Please note that heifers DO NOT have to be WELL halter broken to attend—-this is a learning experience! RSVP no later than Monday, December 9, 2019 for the first clinic and Monday, January 6, 2020 for the second clinic to assure adequate amounts of supplies. Madison, GA - (20.0 Miles)