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County Extension Director

Kimberly Gressleyplay_circle_filledKimberly GressleyCounty Extension Director Call Kimberly Email Kimberly Forsyth County Center

4-H Youth Development

April Bowmanplay_circle_filledApril BowmanExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Forages and 4-H Youth Development Call April Email April Forsyth County CenterMonique Pearce-Brady, Ed.D.play_circle_filledMonique Pearce-Brady, Ed.D.Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Monique Email Monique Forsyth County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rebecca Craps, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRebecca CrapsExtension Agent, Environment and Natural Resources Call Rebecca Email Rebecca Forsyth County CenterTaylor Darnell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTaylor DarnellArea Agent - Commercial Horticulture, Field Crops, Pesticide Education Call Taylor Email Taylor Forsyth County CenterDerek Morris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDerek MorrisAgricultural Technician Call Derek Email Derek Forsyth County CenterCeline Richardplay_circle_filledCeline RichardExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Celine Email Celine Forsyth County CenterLeslie Roseplay_circle_filledLeslie RoseExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Leslie Email Leslie Forsyth County CenterMatthew Scoggins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatthew ScogginsCommunity Garden Coordinator Call Matthew Email Matthew Forsyth County Center

Community Development

Anika Parksplay_circle_filledAnika ParksVolunteer Coordinator Call Anika Email Anika Forsyth County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Rhett Kyle, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRhett KyleProgram Coordinator, Wellness Produce Box Program Call Rhett Email Rhett Forsyth County CenterVirginia Lopezplay_circle_filledVirginia LopezExtension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Call Virginia Email Virginia Forsyth County Center


Maria Brown, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMaria BrownCounty Extension Office Assistant Call Maria Email Maria Forsyth County CenterKathy Hepler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKathy HeplerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Kathy Email Kathy Forsyth 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 Forsyth County Center, they may not be present in the Forsyth County Center. Please contact the Forsyth County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jonas Asbill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonas AsbillArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 20 CountiesBased out of RandolphCall Jonas Email Jonas Randolph County Center Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center Nathan Gatlin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNathan GatlinArea Specialized Agent - Forestry Serves 47 Counties and EBCIBased out of WilkesCall Nathan Email Nathan Wilkes County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of CabarrusCall Stacey Email Stacey Cabarrus County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig Email Craig Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena Email Elena Horticultural Science George Selden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGeorge SeldenArea Specialized Agent, Aquaculture Serves 39 Counties and EBCIBased out of HaywoodCall George Email George Haywood County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center