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County Extension Director

Photo of Kevin JohnsonKevin JohnsonCounty Extension Director (919) 731-1521 (Office) kevin_e_johnson@ncsu.eduWayne County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Polly AllegraPolly Allegra4-H Afterschool Asst Prog Dir. (919) 731-1521 (Office) plallegr@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Renee ArtisRenee Artis21st CCLC Assistant Program Director & Prevention Specialist (919) 731-1527 renee_artis@ncsu.eduWayne CountyWanda Bryant21st Century Community Learning Center Program Director (919) 731-1527 wanda_bryant@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Barbara ByersBarbara Byers4-H Program Associate (919) 731-1527 barbara_byers@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Jessica HoganJessica HoganExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (919) 731-1527 jessica_hogan@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Summer YoungSummer Young4-H Program Assistant (919) 731-1527 Summer_Edwards@ncsu.eduWayne County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Daryl AndersonExtension Agent, Agriculture (919) 731-1521 (Office) drander9@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Luis Cruz SantiagoLuis Cruz SantiagoFarmworkers Health & Safety Educator, Agriculture - Field Crops (919) 731-1607 luis_cruz-santiago@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Jessica StricklandJessica StricklandExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (919) 731-1521 (Office) jessica_strickland@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Stefani SykesStefani SykesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (919) 731-1525 stefani_sykes@ncsu.eduWayne County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Michelle EstradaMichelle EstradaExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (919) 731-1525 michelle_estrada@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Taishon HooksTaishon HooksEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (919) 731-1521 (Office) taishon_hooks@ncsu.eduWayne County


Photo of Britney BarbourBritney BarbourCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (919) 731-1521 (Office) bnbarbo2@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Kim DavisKim DavisCounty Extension Support Specialist (919) 731-1525 m_kim_davis@ncsu.eduWayne CountyPhoto of Sharon SuttonSharon SuttonCounty Extension Support Specialist (919) 731-1527 sharon_sutton@ncsu.eduWayne County


Photo of Rondi SmithRondi SmithCounty Extension Secretary, Agriculture - Horticulture (919) 731-1521 (Office) rlsugg@ncsu.eduWayne County

Area Specialized Agents

These agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. 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.

Photo of Marti DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 24 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 (Office) marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Mike FrinskoMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 (Office) mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Dr. Lynette JohnstonDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 43 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Stephanie McDonald-Murray Stephanie McDonald-Murray Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(910) 296-2143 (Office) stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Rachel McDowellRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Dr. Diana RashashDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Dr. Chip Simmons, IIIDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County