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County Extension Director

Photo of Andrew Baucomplay_circle_filledAndrew BaucomCounty Extension Director (704) 283-3738 andrew_baucom@ncsu.eduUnion County Center

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Leah Joynerplay_circle_filledLeah Joyner4-H Program Assistant (704) 283-3740 lcjoyne2@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Crystal Starkesplay_circle_filledCrystal StarkesExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (704) 283-3735 crystal_starkes@ncsu.eduUnion County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Debbie Dillionplay_circle_filledDebbie DillionExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (540) 270-9553 dddillio@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Mikayla Graham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMikayla GrahamExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (704) 283-3736 mikayla_graham@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Aaron Mooreplay_circle_filledAaron MooreArea Agent, Small Farms (704) 283-3743 jamoore2@ncat.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Rachel Owensplay_circle_filledRachel OwensExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (704) 283-3739 reowens2@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Bill Smithplay_circle_filledBill SmithUrban Forester (704) 283-3510 bill_l_smith@ncsu.eduUnion County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Cheri Bennettplay_circle_filledCheri BennettNutrition Educator, Extension Program Assistant (704) 283-3737 cheri_bennett@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Marcus McFarlandplay_circle_filledMarcus McFarlandExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (704) 283-3830 marcus_mcfarland@ncsu.eduUnion County Center


Photo of Kim Griffinplay_circle_filledKim GriffinCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (704) 283-3742 kim_griffin@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Nancie Mandevilleplay_circle_filledNancie MandevilleCounty Support Specialist (704) 283-3720 nancie_mandeville@ncsu.eduUnion County Center


Photo of Rachael Holzman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachael HolzmanLocal Foods Summer Intern (704) 283-3801 (Office) rmholzma@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterPhoto of Jessica Kingplay_circle_filledJessica KingLocal Foods Market Coordinator (704) 564-2883 Jessica_King@ncsu.eduUnion 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 Union County Center, they may not be present in the Union County Center. Please contact the Union County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Iredell(704) 873-0507 (Office) jscarleo@ncsu.eduIredell County Center Photo of Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 cadescha@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences Photo of Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange(919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.eduOrange County Center Photo of Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 893-7530 (Office) richard_goforth@ncsu.eduHarnett 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 Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Center Photo of Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of Davidson(336) 242-2080 (Office) peggie_lewis@ncsu.eduDavidson County Center Photo of Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Center Photo of Currey Nobles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Photo of Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8203 ashley_robbins@ncsu.eduChatham County Center Photo of Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@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) 414-3873 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County Center