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County Extension Director

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

4-H Youth Development

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Family and Consumer Sciences

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


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


Rachael Holzman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachael HolzmanLocal Foods Summer Intern (704) 283-3801 (Office) rmholzma@ncsu.eduUnion County CenterJessica 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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