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
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Kids in a School Garden
Teacher and students
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Pest Management Publication
  • Peanut Breeding Peanut Breeding UGA peanut breeders have spent decades developing the next best peanut variety for Georgia’s farmers. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 12/9/2022
  • Organic Transition Organic Transition Study will determine best practices for small farm holders seeking to rehabilitate disused farmland. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 12/8/2022
  • 2023 Bulldog 100 2023 Bulldog 100 Two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) alumni businesses were included in the 2023 Bulldog 100, a list that celebrates the 100 fastest-growing organizations owned or operated by UGA alumni. By Erin Yates | Published: 12/7/2022
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Upcoming Events
  • Dec 10 - Dec 12 Fall Forum 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Dec 13 Small Pecan Producers Workshop This program will involve our UGA Pecan Area Agent, Andrew Sawyer, the UGA Small Business Development Center, and the Georgia Pecan Growers Association. The business portion of the program will focus on customer identification and development and marketing strategies. The production part of the program will walk through a year of pecan production including timing of management tasks like irrigation, pest management, harvest, and more. December 13, 2022 9AM-12PM Free & Virtual
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 13 Pasture Management for Livestock Series Join Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Elbert County UGA Extension for a 3-week webinar series discussing pasture management for livestock producers. Whether you have sheep, cattle, or horses, proper pasture management is critical for maximizing your forage resources. Learn about soil health and fertility, grazing management, and weed/pest control from UGA Extension agents. Tuesdays, Nov 29-Dec 13th Free & Virtual
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