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County Extension Director

Lloyd Singleton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLloyd SingletonCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture, Comm Dev Call Lloyd Email Lloyd New Hanover County Center

4-H Youth Development

Alex Eaker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlex EakerProgram Assistant, 4-H Youth Development - Volunteer Coordinator Call Alex Email Alex New Hanover County CenterElizabeth Stratton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElizabeth StrattonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Elizabeth Email Elizabeth New Hanover County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Miles Buddy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMiles BuddyProgram Assistant, Consumer Horticulture Call Miles Email Miles New Hanover County CenterMatt Collogan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt ColloganExtension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Matt Email Matt New Hanover County CenterLaura Dicks, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLaura DicksCounty Extension Support Specialist - Consumer Horticulture, Pesticide Education Call Laura Email Laura New Hanover County CenterHeather Kelejian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHeather KelejianExtension Agent, Agriculture - Therapeutic Horticulture Call Heather Email Heather New Hanover County CenterAmy Mead, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmy MeadCounty Extension Director Call Amy Email Amy Brunswick County CenterClarisse Owens, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionClarisse OwensAgriculture Technician Call Clarisse Email Clarisse New Hanover County Center

Community Development

Angela Pearsall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAngela PearsallHorticulture Program Assistant Call Angela Email Angela New Hanover County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Morgan Kingplay_circle_filledMorgan KingExtension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Call Morgan Email Morgan New Hanover County Center


Roben Jarrett, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRoben JarrettCounty Extension Administrative Assistant, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Roben Email Roben New Hanover 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 New Hanover County Center, they may not be present in the New Hanover County Center. Please contact the New Hanover County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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