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County Extension Director

Photo of Peggie Garner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie GarnerCounty Extension Director (910) 455-5873 (Office) peggie_garner@ncsu.eduOnslow County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Dawn Stallings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDawn StallingsExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 455-5873 (Office) dmmckinn@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Melissa Huffman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMelissa HuffmanExtension Agent, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 (Office) melissa_huffman@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Emilee Morrison, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmilee MorrisonProgram Assistant, Water Quality (910) 455-5873 (Office) emilee_mroz@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Lisa Rayburn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa RayburnExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (910) 455-5873 (Office) lisa_rayburn@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Rosy Buitron, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRosy BuitronNutrition Program Assistant, Parent Education (910) 455-5873 (Office) rbuitro@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Local Foods

Photo of Marie Bowman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarie BowmanLocal Foods & Farmers’ Market / Incubator Farm Manager (910) 455-5873 (Office) mkschwei@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Other

Photo of Debbie Goncalves, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie GoncalvesCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 455-5873 (Office) deborah_goncalves@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Kate Holt, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKate HoltCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 (Office) kate_holt@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of John Osborne, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJohn Osborne4-H Program Assistant (910) 455-5873 (Office) john_osborne@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 Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 (Office) mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science Photo of Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill Lord, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Stephanie McDonald-Murray , N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-Murray Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(910) 296-2143 (Office) stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences Photo of Rachel McDowell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences Photo of Diana Rashash, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Wesley Stallings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWesley StallingsArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) wcstalli@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County