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County Extension Director

Photo of Tammy Kelly, Ed. DTammy Kelly, Ed. DCounty Extension Director (252) 527-2191 (Office) tammy_kelly@ncsu.eduLenoir County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Alex SuggAlex SuggExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (252) 527-2191 (Office) alex_sugg@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyAngelene ThomasParent Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Rural Health and Safety Education (252) 527-2191 (Office) athoma22@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Velvet TyndallVelvet TyndallProgram Assistant, Parent Education - Parent Education - Child Safety (252) 527-2191 (Office) velvet_tyndall@ncsu.eduLenoir County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Walter AdamsWalter AdamsAgriculture & Natural Resources Technician II (910) 296-2143 (Office) walter_adams@ncsu.eduDuplin CountyPhoto of Peg GodwinPeg GodwinExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (252) 527-2191 (Office) peg_godwin@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Eve HoneycuttEve HoneycuttExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Lenoir and Greene (252) 527-2191 (Office) eve_honeycutt@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Steve KilletteSteve KilletteExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (252) 527-2191 (Office) sakillet@ncsu.eduLenoir County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Teresa MorrisTeresa MorrisEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Associate (252) 527-2191 (Office) teresa_morris@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Kelly TyndallKelly TyndallArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (252) 448-9621 (Office) kelly_tyndall@ncsu.eduJones County

Local Foods

Photo of Patricia JenkinsPatricia JenkinsLenoir County Farmers Market (252) 527-2191 (Office) patricia_jenkins@ncsu.eduLenoir County


Photo of Adrian GaskinsAdrian GaskinsArea Agent, Information Management (252) 527-2191 (Office) adrian_gaskins@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Jessica GriffinJessica GriffinCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (252) 527-2191 (Office) jessica_griffin@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Jennifer StroudJennifer StroudCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (252) 527-2191 (Office) jennifer_stroud@ncsu.eduLenoir County


Elizabeth SpenceIntern, Agriculture - Field Crops (252) 527-2191 (Office) erspenc2@ncsu.eduLenoir CountyPhoto of Kaci TurnerKaci TurnerCounty Extension Support Specialist (252) 527-2191 (Office) khturner@ncsu.eduLenoir 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 Lenoir County Center, they may not be present in the Lenoir County Center. Please contact the Lenoir County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Candice ChristianCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 Candice_Christian@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Mike FrinskoMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 (Office) mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones 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 Dr. Lynette JohnstonDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 43 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson 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 Stephanie McDonald-Murray Stephanie McDonald-Murray Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(910) 296-2143 (Office) stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Dr. Diana RashashDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Dr. Chip Simmons, IIIDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Wesley StallingsWesley StallingsArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops Serves 3 CountiesBased out of Jones(910) 455-5873 (Office) wcstalli@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Scott TilleyScott TilleyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Serves 23 CountiesBased out of Washington(252) 793-4428 (Office) scott_tilley@ncsu.eduWashington County Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County