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County Extension Director

Tammy Kelly, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Tammy Kelly, Ed.D.County Extension Director, Agriculture, Local Foods & Community Development Call Dr. Tammy Email Dr. Tammy Lenoir County Center

4-H Youth Development

Joel Dixon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoel DixonExtension Program Assistant - 4-H Youth Development Call Joel Email Joel Lenoir County CenterAngelene Thomas, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAngelene ThomasParent Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Rural Health and Safety Education Call Angelene Email Angelene Lenoir County CenterAbbigail Wells, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAbbigail WellsExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Abbigail Email Abbigail Lenoir County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Walter Adams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWalter AdamsAgriculture and Natural Resources Technician II Call Walter Email Walter Duplin County CenterJordan Kennedy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJordan KennedyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Jordan Email Jordan Lenoir County CenterKaelyn Mohrfeld, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKaelyn MohrfeldExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Kaelyn Email Kaelyn Lenoir County CenterPaige Petticrew, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaige PetticrewExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Paige Email Paige Lenoir County CenterLisa Rayburn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa RayburnArea Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Lisa Email Lisa Onslow County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Ivy Brantley Reid, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionIvy Brantley ReidSenior's Health Insurance Information Program Coordinator Call Ivy Email Ivy Lenoir County CenterTeresa Morris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTeresa MorrisEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Associate Call Teresa Email Teresa Lenoir County CenterKelly Tyndall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKelly TyndallExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Kelly Email Kelly Lenoir County CenterVelvet Tyndall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionVelvet TyndallParents as Teachers educator - Triple P practitioner Call Velvet Email Velvet Lenoir County Center

Local Foods

Patricia Jenkins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPatricia JenkinsLenoir County Farmers Market Call Patricia Email Patricia Lenoir County Center


Crystal Howard, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCrystal HowardCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Crystal Email Crystal Lenoir County CenterJennifer Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJennifer StroudCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Jennifer Email Jennifer Lenoir 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 Lenoir County Center, they may not be present in the Lenoir County Center. Please contact the Lenoir County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianExtension Associate, Home and Community Food Safety Call Candice Email Candice Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences 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