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County Extension Director

Peggie Garner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie GarnerCounty Extension Director Call Peggie E-mail Peggie Onslow County Center

4-H Youth Development

John Osborne, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJohn Osborne4-H Program Assistant Call John E-mail John Onslow County CenterDawn Stallings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDawn StallingsExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Dawn E-mail Dawn Onslow County Center

Administration

Debbie Goncalves, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie GoncalvesCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Debbie E-mail Debbie Onslow County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Melissa Huffman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMelissa HuffmanExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Melissa E-mail Melissa Onslow County CenterEmilee Morrison, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmilee MorrisonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Emilee E-mail Emilee Onslow County CenterLisa Rayburn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa RayburnArea Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Lisa E-mail Lisa Onslow County CenterCasey Sandmeyer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCasey SandmeyerProgram Assistant, Environmental and Water Quality Education Call Casey E-mail Casey Onslow County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Rosy Buitron, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRosy BuitronNutrition Program Assistant, Parent Education Call Rosy E-mail Rosy Onslow County CenterSarah Ware, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah WareArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sarah E-mail Sarah Jones County Center

Local Foods

Marie Bowman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarie BowmanLocal Foods and Farmers’ Market / Incubator Farm Manager Call Marie E-mail Marie Onslow County Center

Support

Emoni Burgess, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmoni BurgessCounty Operations Support Specialist Call Emoni E-mail Emoni Onslow County Center

Other

Lee Stiles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLee StilesProgram Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program Call Lee E-mail Lee Agricultural & Human Sciences

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 Onslow County Center, they may not be present in the Onslow County Center. Please contact the Onslow 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