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County Extension Director

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

4-H Youth Development

Renee Artis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRenee Artis4-H Prevention Specialist, CSAPC Call Renee E-mail Renee Wayne County CenterBarbara Byers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBarbara Byers4-H Program Associate Call Barbara E-mail Barbara Wayne County CenterJessica Hamilton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica HamiltonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jessica E-mail Jessica Wayne County CenterSummer Young, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSummer Young4-H Program Assistant Call Summer E-mail Summer Wayne County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Family and Consumer Sciences

Michelle Estrada, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichelle EstradaExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Michelle E-mail Michelle Wayne County CenterTaishon Hooks, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTaishon HooksEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Taishon E-mail Taishon Wayne County Center

Local Foods

Joyce McLamb, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoyce McLambFarm Credit Farmers Market Manager Call Joyce E-mail Joyce Wayne County Center

Support

Britney Barbour, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBritney BarbourCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Britney E-mail Britney Wayne County CenterMaryann George, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMaryann GeorgeCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Maryann E-mail Maryann Wayne County CenterGreta Reese, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGreta ReeseCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Greta E-mail Greta Wayne County CenterSharon Sutton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSharon SuttonCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Sharon E-mail Sharon 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.

Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti E-mail Marti Orange County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike E-mail Mike Jones County Center Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby E-mail Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny E-mail Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori E-mail Lori Johnston County Center Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Stephanie E-mail Stephanie Agricultural & Human Sciences Diana Rashash, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of OnslowCall Dr. Diana E-mail Dr. Diana Onslow County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley E-mail Ashley Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret E-mail Margaret Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip E-mail Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Alyssa Spence, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa SpenceArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine, Farm Health & Safety Serves 18 CountiesBased out of LenoirCall Alyssa E-mail Alyssa Lenoir County Center Wesley Stallings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWesley StallingsArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops Serves 17 CountiesBased out of OnslowCall Wesley E-mail Wesley Onslow County Center Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan E-mail Allan Sampson County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch E-mail Mitch Wake County Center