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County Extension Director

Amanda Hatcher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda HatcherCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Amanda E-mail Amanda Duplin County Center

4-H Youth Development

Bridget Huffman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBridget HuffmanExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Bridget E-mail Bridget Duplin County CenterCharmae Kendall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharmae Kendall4-H Program Assistant Call Charmae E-mail Charmae Duplin County CenterNicole Swinson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNicole Swinson4H EFNEP Nutrition Educator Call Nicole E-mail Nicole Duplin County CenterJasmine Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJasmine Williams4-H Prevention Coordinator Call Jasmine E-mail Jasmine Duplin County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Walter Adams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWalter AdamsAgriculture and Natural Resources Technician II Call Walter E-mail Walter Duplin County CenterJames Hartsfield, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJames HartsfieldArea Agent, Small Farm Management--A&T State Call James E-mail James Sampson County CenterTom Hroza, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom HrozaExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Tom E-mail Tom Duplin County CenterDella King, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDella KingExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Della E-mail Della Duplin County CenterAdam Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAdam RossExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Adam E-mail Adam Duplin County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Sydney Knowles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSydney KnowlesArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sydney E-mail Sydney Duplin County Center

Support

Wanda Hargrove, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWanda HargroveCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Wanda E-mail Wanda Duplin County CenterEmily Walter, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmily WalterCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Emily E-mail Emily Duplin 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 Duplin County Center, they may not be present in the Duplin County Center. Please contact the Duplin 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 Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition SciencesCall Dr. Lynette E-mail Dr. Lynette Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences 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