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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Turner Pride, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTurner Pride, Jr.County Extension Director Call Turner E-mail Turner Vance County Center

4-H Youth Development

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Family and Consumer Sciences

Nitasha Kearney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNitasha KearneyEFNEP Educator Call Nitasha E-mail Nitasha Vance County Center

Support

Annette Roberson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAnnette RobersonCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Annette E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail Danny Wilson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail Mitch Wake County Center