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County Extension Director

Photo of Tyrone FisherTyrone FisherCounty Extension Director (919) 245-2051 tyrone_fisher@ncsu.eduOrange County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Shelia BeasleyShelia Beasley4-H Program Associate (919) 245-2056 shelia_beasley@ncsu.eduOrange CountyPhoto of Jonathon SmithJonathon SmithExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (919) 245-2057 jonathon_smith@ncsu.eduOrange County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Mart BumgarnerMart BumgarnerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Crops & Horticulture (919) 245-2062 mart_bumgarner@ncsu.eduOrange CountyPhoto of Mike LanierMike LanierArea Agent, Agribusiness (919) 245-2063 mlanier@orangecountync.govOrange County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Ivelisse Colon DiazIvelisse Colon DiazExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (919) 245-2055 ivelisse_colon@ncsu.eduOrange CountyPhoto of Suyapa Mejia-GuevaraSuyapa Mejia-GuevaraEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (919) 245-2069 suyapa_mejia-guevara@ncsu.eduOrange County

Support

Photo of Kay EvansKay EvansCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (919) 245-2059 kay_evans@ncsu.eduOrange County

Other

Area Specialized Agents

These agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Orange County Center, they may not be present in the Orange County Center. Please contact the Orange County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Lisa BenaventeLisa BenaventeRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Urban Programming, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed Serves 5 CountiesBased out of Wake County(919) 515-3888 lisa_benavente@ncsu.eduOrange County Photo of Daniel CampeauDaniel CampeauArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Chatham County(919) 542-8202 dan_campeau@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Marti DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham County(919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Erin EureErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of Gates County(252) 357-1400 erin_eure@ncsu.eduGates County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Scott Hall (Poultry Science)(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Dr. Lynette JohnstonDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Schaub Hall (Food Science)(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Stacey JonesStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 29 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus County(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Franklin County(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Rachel McDowellRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of 512 Brickhaven (Agricultural and Human Sciences)(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Dr. Chip Simmons, IIIDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Kilgore Hall (Horticulture)(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Wake County(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County