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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Amanda Hatcher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda HatcherCounty Extension Director, Duplin Call Amanda Email Amanda Duplin County Center

4-H Youth Development

Bridget Huffman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBridget HuffmanExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Bridget Email Bridget Duplin County CenterCharmae Kendall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharmae Kendall4-H Program Assistant Call Charmae Email Charmae Duplin County CenterJasmine Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJasmine Williams4-H Prevention Coordinator Call Jasmine Email Jasmine Duplin County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Walter Adams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWalter AdamsAgriculture and Natural Resources Technician II Call Walter Email Walter Duplin County CenterJessica Hall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica HallExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Forages Call Jessica Email Jessica Duplin County CenterJames Hartsfield, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJames HartsfieldArea Agent, Small Farm Management--A&T State Call James Email James Sampson County CenterTom Hroza, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom HrozaExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Tom Email Tom Duplin County CenterDella King, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDella KingExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Della Email Della Duplin County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Rachel Ezzell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachel EzzellExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Rachel Email Rachel Duplin County Center

Support

Wanda Bell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWanda BellCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Wanda Email Wanda Duplin County CenterWanda Hargrove, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWanda HargroveCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Wanda Email Wanda 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.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DysonArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine Call Tom Email Tom Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Gaston County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Call Mike Email Mike Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Call Colby Email Colby Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Call Danny Email Danny Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Call Lori Email Lori Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Johnston County Center Emily Pendergrass, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmily PendergrassRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Call Emily Email Emily Serves 13 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Margaret Email Margaret Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Call Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Call Allan Email Allan Serves 26 CountiesBased out of Sampson County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center