Welcome to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Walker County Ag & Natural Resources web pages.
Walker County agricultural land utilization per the 2012 Ag Census is represented by 54.1% Pastureland, 28% Woodland, 13.3% Cropland, and 4.1% other.
Links provided below will assist you with a variety of common agricultural related questions for our county. Further assistance can be obtained by contacting our office for additional information (936) 435-2426.
Walker County Annual Rainfall & Ag Tips by Month
The link (above) will take you to: a historical annual rainfall chart for Walker County and our monthly Ag Tips (podcasts) covering a variety of county relevant information for the landowners, gardeners, and agricultural managers in Walker County, Texas.
The Horticulture link (above) will take you to: information on tree care and planting, LEAF-PRO environmentally responsible gardening practices, plus vegetable variety recommendations & a planting chart for Walker County. Note: *The planting chart contains links to the Texas A&M Aggie Horticulture web site with information on how to grow and care for each vegetable species listed.
Horticulture –Master Gardeners / LEAF-PRO
We have the best group of Extension Master Gardener volunteers in the state of Texas! Master Gardeners are a group of trained individuals who assist AgriLife Extension with outreach education efforts. In Walker County, our locally branded educational effort is known as LEAF-PRO. This is an environmentally responsible method of home garden and landscape management. For more information on LEAF-PRO including a set of audio tips (or) joining the Walker County, Texas Master Gardener program, please follow the link above.
Farmers & Ranchers Resource List (s)
We have chosen to post this resource set with an extensive list of links and descriptions to a wide variety of topics of interest here in Walker County. Items contained within these resource lists (linked above) include:
- Livestock Resources (beef cattle, equine, sheep & goat, swine, poultry), Youth/Jr. Livestock projects, and Veterinary Medicine Information
- Rangeland, Pastures, Weed & Brush Control Resources
- Forestland Resources
- Aquatic & Wildlife Resources
- Emergency Resources and additional information for the Country Way of Life.
Walker County Agricultural Program News
The Walker Co Ag Program News page (linked above) provides information on current topics and upcoming educational programming available in our area. Check back regularly for updates or contact the Extension office to be added to the electronic newsletter list for rapid distribution of information.
If you are wondering what some of those plants are that have been growing this summer, here are your answers.
Lawn & Garden Soil Sample Submittal
Hay & Pasture Soil Sample Submittal
The two forms listed above a service provided by the Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Laboratory Department of Soil and Crop Sciences Texas AgriLife Extension Service. A copy of the appropriate documentation can be given at our office along with furnishing a soil sample package to be mailed in. Please note that our office can provide documentation and packaging but the expense of testing is the responsibility of the requester. The typical turn-around time on receiving your soil sample back is approximately two weeks.
Interested in additional online learning opportunities? If so, here are options which will assist you. Courses will be updated periodically, be sure to check back and see what is new.