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County Extension Director

Photo of Kimberly GressleyKimberly GressleyCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (336) 703-2852 ksgressl@ncsu.eduForsyth County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of April BowmanApril BowmanExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Forages and 4-H Youth Development (336) 703-2855 awbowman@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Monique Pearce-BradyMonique Pearce-BradyExtension Agent (336) 703-2850 (Office) dmpearc3@ncsu.eduForsyth County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Mary Jac BrennanMary Jac BrennanExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (336) 703-2850 maryjac_brennan@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Megan GregoryMegan GregoryAgriculture - Community Gardening Coordinator (336) 703-2850 (Office) gregormm@forsyth.ccForsyth CountyPhoto of Tim HambrickTim HambrickArea Agent, Agriculture (336) 703-2857 tim_hambrick@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Derek MorrisDerek MorrisAgricultural Technician (336) 703-2850 (Office) derek_morris@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Leslie PeckLeslie PeckExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (336) 703-2850 (Office) leslie_peck@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Phyllis SmithPhyllis SmithExtension Agent, Natural Resources (336) 703-2858 pbsmith4@ncsu.eduForsyth County

Community Development

Photo of Erin McSpaddenErin McSpaddenProgram Assistant - Volunteer Coordinator (336) 703-2850 (Office) ebmcspad@ncsu.eduForsyth County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Shae KingShae KingEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (336) 703-2862 shae_king@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Jami LawhonJami LawhonArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 242-2080 (Office) jami_lawhon@ncsu.eduDavidson CountyPhoto of Rocio SedoRocio SedoEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Associate (336) 703-2865 rocio_sedo@ncsu.eduForsyth County


Photo of Kitrinka GordonKitrinka GordonOffice Assistant III (336) 703-2850 (Office) kitrinka_gordon@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Kathy HeplerKathy HeplerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (336) 703-2850 (Office) kathy_hepler@ncsu.eduForsyth County


Photo of Tembila CovingtonTembila CovingtonProgram Assistant, Agriculture - Urban Agriculture (336) 703-2859 tccoving@ncsu.eduForsyth CountyPhoto of Julie HaleJulie HaleProgram Assistant, Agriculture - Community Gardening (336) 703-2850 (Office) julie_hale@ncsu.eduForsyth 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 Forsyth County Center, they may not be present in the Forsyth County Center. Please contact the Forsyth County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Lisa BenaventeLisa BenaventeRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Urban Programming, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed Serves 4 CountiesBased out of Orange(919) 515-3888 lisa_benavente@ncsu.eduOrange County Photo of Marti DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 24 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Lauren GreeneLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agribusiness - Poultry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Wilkes(336) 651-7347 lauren_greene@ncsu.eduWilkes 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 Stacey JonesStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 27 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus 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 Craig MauneyCraig MauneyExtension Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables & Fruits Serves 38 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County 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 Currey NoblesCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Elena RogersElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@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