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
Extension News
  • Summer food safety Summer food safety Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen. By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 7/2/2020
  • VITA 2020 VITA 2020 UGA students use tax preparation classroom experience to help Georgians. By Cal Powell | Published: 7/1/2020
  • Blueberry Fungus Blueberry Fungus Some of the most popular blueberry varieties for Georgia are known to be highly susceptible to "mummy berry" disease. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 6/30/2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 7 From The Mountains to The Sea: Summer Series Tuesdays on Tybee The Incredible Squid Check the 4-H Center's Facebook page at 3:00pm on each date to tune in to the scheduled program. - (22.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 - Jul 9 (Virtual) Food Product Development Contest 4-H Event Athens, GA - (22.0 Miles)
  • Jul 8 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Getting Along with Garden Bugs This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including insect ID, biology, behavior, the importance and value of some insects vs. the danger and destruction of others, and tips for insect control. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA - (14.0 Miles)
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