Agriculture & Natural Resources
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.
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.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE MOST COMMONLY REQUESTED INFORMATION.
Muscadine Conference link Grape growers will learn the latest techniques, see newest varieties at UGA conference.
MyIPM App link MyIPM app helps fruit growers manage pests.
Nostoc Algae link Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer.
Jun 25 Food Preservation Class- Pickling and Fermentation Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite pickle recipes and proper practices in fermentation. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (37.0 Miles)
Jun 27 Instant Success! Electronic Programmable Pressure Cookers Electronic Programmable Pressure Cookers (EPPCs) such as the "Instant Pot" have been one of the most popular kitchen appliances to come on the market in recent years. Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Barbara Worley will demonstrate how to use yours safely and discuss food safety concerns. Recipes will be shared as well as demonstrated. Cumming, GA - (40.0 Miles)
Jul 7 - Jul 10 4-H State Officer Training An intensive training program to orient the newly-elected Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors to their duties and expectations while helping them continue to develop their leadership and life skills. Athens, GA - (22.0 Miles)