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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Turner Pride, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTurner Pride, Jr.County Extension Director Call Turner Email Turner Vance County Center

4-H Youth Development

Wykia Macon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Wykia MaconExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Dr. Wykia Email Dr. Wykia Vance County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Paul McKenzie, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaul McKenzieArea Agent, Agriculture Call Paul Email Paul Vance County CenterWayne Rowland, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWayne RowlandAgricultural Natural Resources Technician Call Wayne Email Wayne Vance County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Nitasha Kearney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNitasha KearneyEFNEP Educator Call Nitasha Email Nitasha Vance County Center

Support

Annette Roberson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAnnette RobersonCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Annette Email Annette Vance 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 Vance County Center, they may not be present in the Vance County Center. Please contact the Vance County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jonas Asbill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonas AsbillArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 20 CountiesBased out of RandolphCall Jonas Email Jonas Randolph County Center 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 Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin Email Erin Gates 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 Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson County Center Paula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula NorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 11 CountiesBased out of DurhamCall Paula Email Paula Durham 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 Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Debbie Email Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences 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