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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Andrew Baucomplay_circle_filledAndrew BaucomCounty Extension Director Call Andrew Email Andrew Union County Center

4-H Youth Development

Leah Joynerplay_circle_filledLeah Joyner4-H Program Assistant Call Leah Email Leah 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 CenterMikayla Graham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMikayla GrahamExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Mikayla Email Mikayla Union County CenterAaron Mooreplay_circle_filledAaron MooreArea Agent, Small Farms Call Aaron Email Aaron Union County CenterRachel Owensplay_circle_filledRachel OwensExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Rachel Email Rachel Union County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Judith Garcia, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJudith GarciaEFNEP Educator Call Judith Email Judith Union County CenterMarcus McFarlandplay_circle_filledMarcus McFarlandExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Marcus Email Marcus Union County Center

Local Foods

Jessica Kingplay_circle_filledJessica KingLocal Foods Market Coordinator Call Jessica Email Jessica Union County Center


Kim Griffinplay_circle_filledKim GriffinCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Kim Email Kim Union County CenterElisabeth Purser, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElisabeth PurserCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Elisabeth Email Elisabeth Union County Center


Keith O'Herrin Call Keith Email Keith 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 Serves 19 CountiesBased out of IredellCall Jenny Email Jenny Iredell County Center Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice Email Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of CabarrusCall Stacey Email Stacey Cabarrus County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig Email Craig Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham 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 ScienceCall Elena Email Elena Horticultural Science Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center