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County Extension Director

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Peggie Garner

County Extension Director
(910) 455-5873

Adminstration and Family and Consumer Sciences responsibilities of housing, financial resouce management and Extension and Community Association liaison.

4-H Youth Development

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Wanda Mills

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(910) 455-5873

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Melissa Huffman

Extension Agent, Agriculture
(910) 455-5873

Field Crops and Pesticide Coordinator

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Allan Thornton

Extension Associate
(910) 455-5873

Vegetable Extension Specialist. Conducts Extension and applied research programs for commercial vegetable and fruit growers and agents in eastern North Carolina.

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Daniela Lopez

Family and Consumer Sciences - EFNEP
(910) 989-3108
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Stephanie McDonald-Murray

South East District EFNEP Extension Associate
(910) 296-2143x4005

Job Description: Provides programmatic supervision to the EFNEP program in the South East District.

Other

Debbie Goncalves

County Extension Administrative Assistant
(910) 455-5873

Administrative Support to County Extension Director and provide support for all staff. County Leave Administrator and County Computer Contact at NCSU.

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Kate Holt

County Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture
(910) 455-5873x3102

John Osborne

Program Assistant, Water Quality
(910) 455-5873

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 Onslow County, they may not be present in the Onslow County Center. Please contact the Onslow County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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Mike Frinsko

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - AquacultureServes 18 CountiesBased in Jones County
(252) 448-9621x225jones.ces.ncsu.edu

Provide technical training and assistance to commercial aquaculture producers in the Southeast Extension District

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Colby Lambert

Area Specialized Agent, ForestryServes 32 CountiesBased in Harnett County
(910) 814-6041

Provides educational opportunities and technical support to forest landowners, agents, and forest industry. Counties covered include Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson

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Danny Lauderdale

Area Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern RegionServes 44 CountiesBased in Wilson County
(252) 237-0111

Provides programming to commercial ornamental nursery and greenhouse producers in Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson Counties.

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Dr. Diana Rashash

Area Specialized Agent - Water Quality / Waste ManagementServes 18 CountiesBased in Onslow County
(910) 455-5873

Water and wastewater issues of all types: stormwater, aquatic weed ID & control, water quality & quantity, septic systems, animal waste, land application of wastewater, environment & sustainability, climate, etc.

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Margaret Ross

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - PoultryServes 40 CountiesBased in Jones County
(252) 670-8254

Working with commercial poultry producers to assist in writing nutrient management plans and conducting educational programming.