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County Extension Director

Photo of Kimberly Gressleyplay_circle_filledKimberly GressleyCounty Extension Director (336) 703-2851 ksgressl@ncsu.eduForsyth County Center

4-H Youth Development

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Mary Brennanplay_circle_filledMary BrennanExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (336) 399-1001 maryjac_brennan@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Tembila Covingtonplay_circle_filledTembila CovingtonProgram Assistant, Agriculture - Urban Agriculture (336) 703-2859 tccoving@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Megan Gregoryplay_circle_filledMegan GregoryAgriculture - Community Gardening Coordinator (336) 703-2850 (Office) megan_gregory@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Tim Hambrick, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTim HambrickArea Agent, Agriculture (336) 703-2857 tim_hambrick@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Derek Morris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDerek MorrisAgricultural Technician (336) 703-2850 (Office) derek_morris@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Leslie Peckplay_circle_filledLeslie PeckExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (336) 703-2850 (Office) leslie_peck@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Phyllis Smithplay_circle_filledPhyllis SmithExtension Agent, Natural Resources (336) 703-2858 pbsmith4@ncsu.eduForsyth County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Shae King, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShae KingExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 703-2870 shae_king@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Jami Lawhonplay_circle_filledJami LawhonArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 242-2080 (Office) jami_lawhon@ncsu.eduDavidson County CenterPhoto of Rocio Sedo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRocio SedoEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Associate (336) 703-2865 rocio_sedo@ncsu.eduForsyth County Center

Support

Photo of Deirdre An, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDeirdre AnVolunteer Coordinator (336) 703-2848 dcan@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Kitrinka Gordon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKitrinka GordonOffice Assistant III (336) 703-2850 (Office) kitrinka_gordon@ncsu.eduForsyth County CenterPhoto of Kathy Hepler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKathy HeplerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (336) 703-2850 (Office) kathy_hepler@ncsu.eduForsyth 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.

Photo of Lisa Benavente, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa BenaventeRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Urban Programming, EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 5 CountiesBased out of Orange(919) 515-3888 lisa_benavente@ncsu.eduOrange County Center Photo of Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 (Office) marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Center Photo of Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wilkes(336) 651-7347 lauren_greene@ncsu.eduWilkes County Center 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 Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Center Photo of Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of Davidson(336) 242-2080 (Office) peggie_lewis@ncsu.eduDavidson County Center 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 Center Photo of Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Center 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 Currey Nobles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Photo of Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@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 Center