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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Kevin Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKevin JohnsonCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture Call Kevin Email Kevin Wayne County Center

4-H Youth Development

Jessica Hamilton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica HamiltonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jessica Email Jessica Wayne County CenterBailey Tilghman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBailey Tilghman4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Bailey Email Bailey Wayne County CenterSummer Young, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSummer Young4-H Program Assistant Call Summer Email Summer Wayne County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Daryl Anderson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDaryl AndersonExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Daryl Email Daryl Wayne County CenterJessica Strickland, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica StricklandExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Jessica Email Jessica Wayne County CenterStefani Sykes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStefani SykesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Stefani Email Stefani Wayne County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Michelle Estrada, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichelle EstradaExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Michelle Email Michelle Wayne County CenterDinorah Keith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDinorah KeithEFNEP Educator Call Dinorah Email Dinorah Wayne County Center

Support

Britney Barbour, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBritney BarbourCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Britney Email Britney Wayne County CenterMaryann George, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMaryann GeorgeCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Maryann Email Maryann Wayne County CenterGreta Reese, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGreta ReeseCounty Extension Support Specialist and Social Media Coordinator Call Greta Email Greta Wayne County CenterSharon Sutton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSharon SuttonCounty Operations Support Specialist Call Sharon Email Sharon Wayne County Center

Other

Christal Howell SmithFarm Credit Farmers Market Manager Call Christal Email Christal Wayne County Center

Regional Positions

Area Specialized Agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. Area 4-H Agents provide support to county based 4-H programs. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Wayne County Center, they may not be present in the Wayne County Center. Please contact the Wayne County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Call Mike Email Mike Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Call Colby Email Colby Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Call Danny Email Danny Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Call Lori Email Lori Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Johnston County Center Emily Pendergrass, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmily PendergrassRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Call Emily Email Emily Serves 13 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Margaret Email Margaret Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Call Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Call Allan Email Allan Serves 26 CountiesBased out of Sampson County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center