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County Extension Director

Amy Mead, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmy MeadCounty Extension Director Call Amy Email Amy Brunswick County Center

4-H Youth Development

Carolyn Habib, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarolyn Habib4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Carolyn Email Carolyn 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 LesterExtension Agent, 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 CenterTaylor McDaniel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTaylor McDanielExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Taylor Email Taylor Brunswick County CenterKrystyna Ochota, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKrystyna OchotaConsumer Horticulture: Program Assistant and Master Gardener Coordinator Call Krystyna Email Krystyna Brunswick County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Avery Ashley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAvery AshleyExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Avery Email Avery Brunswick County CenterCheryle Syracuse, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCheryle SyracuseFamily and Consumer Science Call Cheryle Email Cheryle Brunswick County Center


Crissy Shaw, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCrissy ShawCounty Extension Office Assistant Call Crissy Email Crissy Brunswick County CenterDonae Yoos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDonae YoosAdministrative Assistant Call Donae Email Donae Brunswick County Center


Jimmy Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJimmy DavisProgram Coordinator, Extension Program Assistant - Teen Court Call Jimmy Email Jimmy Brunswick County CenterLois Jackson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLois JacksonProgram Coordinator, Brunswick COSS JCPC Restitution Call Lois Email Lois 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 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 Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Central Region Call Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Serves 36 CountiesBased out of Davidson 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 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