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County Extension Director

Photo of Peggie GarnerPeggie GarnerCounty Extension Director (910) 455-5873 peggie_garner@ncsu.eduOnslow County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Wanda MillsWanda MillsExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 455-5873 (Office) wanda_mills@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Melissa HuffmanMelissa HuffmanExtension Agent, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 (Office) melissa_huffman@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Emilee MorrisonEmilee MorrisonProgram Assistant, Water Quality (910) 455-5873 (Office) emilee_mroz@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Lisa RayburnLisa RayburnExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (910) 455-5873 lisa_rayburn@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Wesley StallingsWesley StallingsArea Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture (252) 448-9621 (Office) wcstalli@ncsu.eduJones County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Rosy BuitronRosy BuitronNutrition Program Assistant, Parent Education (910) 455-5873 (Office) rbuitro@ncsu.eduOnslow County


Marie BowmanFarmers’ Market / Incubator Farm Manager (910) 455-5873 (Office) mkschwei@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Debbie GoncalvesDebbie GoncalvesCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 455-5873 (Office) deborah_goncalves@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Kate HoltKate HoltCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 kate_holt@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of John OsborneJohn Osborne4-H Program Assistant (910) 455-5873 (Office) john_osborne@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Ivy ReidIvy ReidInterim 4-H Agent (910) 455-5873 (Office) ivy_reid@ncsu.eduOnslow 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 Onslow County Center, they may not be present in the Onslow County Center. Please contact the Onslow County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Mike FrinskoMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 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 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 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 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