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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
  • Student capacity building Student capacity building Early career success is about more than just gaining expertise in a field. A working professional has to make decisions about where to work, how to balance professional and private time and when to invest in more education. That’s why the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut works to connect graduate students with mentors and to foster useful conversations that help a scholar navigate the working world. By Allison Floyd | Published: 7/1/2022
  • CAES Alumni Board President CAES Alumni Board President Miller, who begins his year-long tenure as CAES Alumni Board president on July 1, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization technology in 1986. By Anna Bentley | Published: 7/1/2022
  • Agricultural Trade Senate Hearing Agricultural Trade Senate Hearing Often missing from the picture of the modern American farmer are the daily concerns about fuel and fertilizer prices, crop yields and trade issues. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/30/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 7 - Jul 10 Georgia Junior Beef Futurity 4-H Livestock Event https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/additional-opportunities-by-species/
    • Perry, GA - (94.0 Miles)
  • Jul 9 - Jul 10 4-H Day at the Atlanta Braves 4-H event
    • Atlanta, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Jul 11 The Equine Exchange Join Lincoln County UGA Extension for a monthly Lunch & Learn discussing hot topics in equine management. From pasture management to parasites and deworming, managing horses in heat, and other topics, this 45 minute program is designed for busy horse owners who want easy-to-apply, scientifically-backed management recommendations! Dates vary but typically first or second Monday of each month. Free & Virtual!
    • Virtual Event
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