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County Extension Director

Dalton Dockery, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Dalton Dockery, Ph.D.County Extension Director, Columbus and Interim County Ext. Director, Brunswick Call Dr. Dalton Email Dr. Dalton Columbus County Center

4-H Youth Development

Haylee Allen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHaylee AllenProgram Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program Call Haylee Email Haylee Agricultural & Human SciencesMorgan Kingplay_circle_filledMorgan KingExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Morgan Email Morgan Brunswick County CenterAngie Lawrenceplay_circle_filledAngie LawrenceEFNEP Nutrition Educator, 4-H Program Associate Call Angie Email Angie Brunswick County CenterJamie Lester, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJamie LesterProgram Assistant - 4-H Youth Development Call Jamie Email Jamie Brunswick County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Shawn Lennon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShawn LennonProgram Assistant - Agriculture, Horticulture Call Shawn Email Shawn Brunswick County CenterAmy Mead, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmy MeadArea Agent, Natural Resources and Environmental Education Call Amy Email Amy Brunswick County CenterKrystyna Ochotaplay_circle_filledKrystyna OchotaConsumer Horticulture: Program Assistant / Master Gardener Coordinator Call Krystyna Email Krystyna Brunswick County CenterTom Woodsplay_circle_filledTom WoodsExtension agent - Horticulture Call Tom Email Tom Brunswick County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Meghan Lassiter, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeghan LassiterExtension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Call Meghan Email Meghan Brunswick County CenterCheryle Syracuse, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCheryle SyracuseFamily and Consumer Science Call Cheryle Email Cheryle Brunswick County Center

Support

Cooperative Extension, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCooperative ExtensionCOSS Administrative Assistant Call Cooperative Email Cooperative Brunswick County Center

Other

Rachel Bland, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachel BlandCOSS Support Specialist Call Rachel Email Rachel Brunswick 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 Brunswick County Center, they may not be present in the Brunswick County Center. Please contact the Brunswick County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike Email Mike Jones County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby Email Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson County Center Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Stephanie Email Stephanie Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret Email Margaret Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Alyssa Spence, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa SpenceArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine, Farm Health & Safety Serves 18 CountiesBased out of LenoirCall Alyssa Email Alyssa Lenoir County Center Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan Email Allan Sampson County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center