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County Extension Director

Photo of Mark Blevins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMark Blevins, Ed.DCounty Extension Director - Agriculture Agent (910) 523-0224 mark_blevins@ncsu.eduBrunswick County Center

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Kenan Bridges, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenan BridgesProgram Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program (910) 253-2597 kbridge3@ncsu.edu4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer SciencesPhoto of Morgan King, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMorgan KingExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 253-2610 (Office) mhking3@ncsu.eduBrunswick County CenterPhoto of Angie Lawrence, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAngie LawrenceProgram Associate, 4-H Youth Development (910) 253-2592 angie_lawrence@ncsu.eduBrunswick County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Sam Marshall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSam MarshallExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (910) 253-2610 (Office) wsmarsh2@ncsu.eduBrunswick County CenterPhoto of Thomas Woods, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionThomas WoodsAgriculture Technician (910) 253-2610 (Office) tom_woods@ncsu.eduBrunswick County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Alicia JenkinsProgram Associate, Parent Education (910) 253-2610 (Office) alicia_jenkins@ncsu.eduBrunswick County CenterPhoto of Morgan McKnight, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMorgan McKnightExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 798-7660 (Office) morgan_mcknight@ncsu.eduNew Hanover County Center

Support

Photo of Gina Britton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGina BrittonCounty Extension Support Specialist (910) 253-2610 (Office) Gina_Britton@ncsu.eduBrunswick County CenterPhoto of Michelle Kasey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichelle KaseyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 253-2610 (Office) michelle_kasey@ncsu.eduBrunswick County Center

Other

Anita HandlerProgram Coordinator, Youth Restitution Grant (910) 253-2610 (Office) anita_handler@ncsu.eduBrunswick County CenterPhoto of Kwanisha Jenkins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKwanisha JenkinsEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (910) 253-2610 (Office) kjenkin5@ncsu.eduBrunswick County CenterPhoto of Shawn Lennon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShawn LennonProgram Assistant - Agriculture, Horticulture (910) 253-2610 (Office) slennon@ncsu.eduBrunswick County Center

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 Brunswick County Center, they may not be present in the Brunswick County Center. Please contact the Brunswick County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 (Office) mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones 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 Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science Photo of Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center Photo of Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson 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 Stephanie McDonald-Murray , N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-Murray Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(910) 296-2143 (Office) stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences 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 Diana Rashash, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Center Photo of Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Center Photo of Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Alyssa Spence, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa SpenceArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine, Farm Health & Safety Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Lenoir(252) 527-2191 (Office) arramsey@ncsu.eduLenoir County Center Photo of Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@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