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County Extension Director

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Dr. Carl Matyac

County Extension Director
(919) 245-2051

Commercial Horticulture, Urban Agriculture

4-H Youth Development

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Shelia Beasley

4-H Program Associate
(919) 245-2056

4-H and Youth Development, After-School, Summer Camps

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Sheronda Witter

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(919) 245-2057

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Mart Bumgarner

Assistant Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock & Field Crops
(919) 245-2062Follow or Friend Me

Provide conduit for technology transfer from Land Grant University to consumers in Orange County concerning Livestock and Field Crops.

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Mike Lanier

Area Agent, Agribusiness
(919) 245-2063

Agricultural Economic Development

Local Foods Coordinator

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Lisa Benavente

North Central District EFNEP Extension Associate
(919) 245-2054

Provides programmatic supervision to the EFNEP program in Wake County and the North Central District specifically Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, and Vance Counties.

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Megan Berthiaume

Program Assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences - EFNEP
(919) 245-2066

Program Assistant for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Teaches nutrition education, food safety, food resource management and physical activity to limited resource youth and families in Orange County.

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Ivelisse Colon Diaz

Associate Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(919) 245-2055
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Suyapa Mejia-Guevara

Nutrition Program Assistant, EFNEP
(919) 245-2069

Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program


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Kay Evans

County Extension Administrative Assistant
(919) 245-2059


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, they may not be present in the Orange County Center. Please contact the Orange County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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Daniel Campeau

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - PoultryServes 27 CountiesBased in Chatham County
(919) 542-8202

Work mainly with Commercial Poultry industry. I also work with small scale poultry production. Service area is now the North Central District from Ashe to Vance county down to Moore and Lee counties.

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Marti Day

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - DairyServes 25 CountiesBased in Chatham County
(919) 542-8202

Responsible for educational programs for dairy farmers, youth with an interest in dairy projects and the general public with an interest in dairy foods and the dairy industry.

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Erin Eure

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits & VegetablesServes 35 CountiesBased in Gates County
(252) 357-1400

Provides educational opportunities and technical support to commercial fruit and vegetable growers, agents, and industry in northeastern NC. Counties covered include Alamance, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington and Wilson.

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Stacey Jones

Area Specialized Agent - Nursery and GreenhouseServes 29 CountiesBased in Cabarrus County
(919) 245-2050