Mission
Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is dedicated to helping residents find answers to questions related to agriculture, the environment, families, 4-H and youth.

Walker County Agriculture Facts (2018)

-Farm Gate Value: $78 million per year
-Major Crops/Commodities: Poultry, Livestock & Row Crops
-Number of farms: 528 (14th in the state)
-Acres of farmland: 79,706 acres
-Acres of harvested cropland: 24,951 acres
-Average farm size: 151 acres (34% are 10 to 49 acres and 34% are 50 to 179 acres)
-Average farmer age: 59 years old
-Agriculture products produced in Walker County include beef cattle, poultry, dairy cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat, rye, horses, Christmas trees, blueberries, muscadines, wine grapes, turfgrass, greenhouse crops, goats, sheep, honeybees, apples, peaches, vegetables and agritourism

Wade HutchesonContact:
Wade Hutcheson, Extension Agent
P.O. Box 827
102 East Napier Street
LaFayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2548
(706) 639-4976 – fax

For more information visit the Extension Office website

 

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