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County Extension Director

Andrew Baucomplay_circle_filledAndrew BaucomCounty Extension Director & Commercial Agriculture Call Andrew Email Andrew Union County Center

4-H Youth Development

Autumn Baucom, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAutumn BaucomExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Autumn Email Autumn Union County CenterCrystal Starkesplay_circle_filledCrystal StarkesExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Crystal Email Crystal Union County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Debbie Dillionplay_circle_filledDebbie DillionExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Debbie Email Debbie Union County CenterMorgan Menaker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMorgan MenakerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Morgan Email Morgan Union County CenterAaron Mooreplay_circle_filledAaron MooreExtension Agent - Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Call Aaron Email Aaron Union County CenterDr. Keith O'Herrinplay_circle_filledDr. Keith O'HerrinUrban Forester Call Dr. Keith Email Dr. Keith Union County CenterRachel Owensplay_circle_filledRachel OwensExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Rachel Email Rachel Union County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Judith Hernandezplay_circle_filledJudith HernandezFamily and Consumer Sciences (FCS) agent Call Judith Email Judith Union County Center

Local Foods

Jessica Kingplay_circle_filledJessica KingLocal Foods Manager Call Jessica Email Jessica Union County Center


Kim Griffinplay_circle_filledKim GriffinCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Kim Email Kim Union County Center


Brittany Cox Email Brittany Union 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.

Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Call Jenny Email Jenny Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Iredell County Center Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianExtension Associate, Home and Community Food Safety Call Candice Email Candice Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences 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 Nathan Gatlin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNathan GatlinArea Specialized Agent - Forestry Call Nathan Email Nathan Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wilkes County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Richard Email Richard Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Call Stacey Email Stacey Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus 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 Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Call Craig Email Craig Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson County Center Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate- South Central EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Call Stephanie Email Stephanie Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Robeson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Call Elena Email Elena Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science George Selden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGeorge SeldenArea Specialized Agent, Aquaculture Call George Email George Serves 39 Counties and EBCIBased out of Haywood 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