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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Jonathon Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonathon SmithInterim County Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jonathon Email Jonathon Orange County Center

Administration

Tyrone Fisher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTyrone FisherInterim North Center District Extension Director Call Tyrone Email Tyrone District Directors

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mart Bumgarner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMart BumgarnerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Crops and Horticulture Call Mart Email Mart Orange County Center

Community Development

Mike Ortosky, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike OrtoskyExtension Agent, Community & Rural Development Call Mike Email Mike Orange County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Ivelisse Colón, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionIvelisse ColónExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Ivelisse Email Ivelisse Orange County CenterSuyapa Mejia-Guevara, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSuyapa Mejia-GuevaraEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Suyapa Email Suyapa Orange County Center

Support

Gwen Medford, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGwen MedfordCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Gwen Email Gwen Orange 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 Orange County Center, they may not be present in the Orange County Center. Please contact the Orange 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 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 Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Paula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula NorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Paula Email Paula Agricultural & Human Sciences 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 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