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County Extension Director

Photo of Susan KellySusan KellyCounty Extension Director, Richmond & Interim County Extension Director, Union (910) 997-8255 (Office) susan_kelly@ncsu.eduRichmond County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Crystal StarkesCrystal StarkesExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (704) 283-3735 crystal_starkes@ncsu.eduUnion County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Debbie DillionDebbie DillionExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (704) 283-3729 debbie_dillion@ncsu.eduUnion CountyPhoto of Bill SmithBill SmithUrban Forester (704) 283-3510 bill_l_smith@ncsu.eduUnion County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Cheri BennettCheri BennettNutrition Educator, Extension Program Assistant (704) 283-3737 cheri_bennett@ncsu.eduUnion CountyPhoto of Hayley NapierHayley NapierExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (704) 283-3830 hayley_napier@ncsu.eduUnion County

Support

Photo of Dana BraswellDana BraswellCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (704) 283-3742 dana_braswell@ncsu.eduUnion CountyPhoto of Nancie MandevilleNancie MandevilleCounty Support Specialist (704) 283-3720 nancie_mandeville@ncsu.eduUnion County

Other

Photo of Leah JoynerLeah Joyner4-H Program Assistant (704) 283-3740 lcjoyne2@ncsu.eduUnion CountyPhoto of Aaron MooreAaron MooreArea Specialized Agent, Small Farms (704) 283-3743 jamoore3@ncsu.eduUnion CountyPhoto of Yaneth PenaYaneth Pena4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (704) 283-3740 yaneth_pena@ncsu.eduUnion County

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 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 Candice ChristianCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 Candice_Christian@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Marti DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 (Office) marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Richard GoforthRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Union(704) 283-3801 (Office) richard_goforth@ncsu.eduUnion County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa 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 JonesStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Craig MauneyCraig MauneyExtension Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables & Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Photo of Currey NoblesCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Elena RogersElena 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 WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County