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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Tyrone Fisher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTyrone FisherCounty Extension Director Call Tyrone E-mail Tyrone Orange County Center

4-H Youth Development

Sarah Maddry, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah Maddry4-H Program Assistant Call Sarah E-mail Sarah Orange County CenterJonathon Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonathon SmithExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jonathon E-mail Jonathon Orange County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Family and Consumer Sciences

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

Support

Ketha Golden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKetha GoldenCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Ketha E-mail Ketha Orange County CenterGwen Medford, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGwen MedfordCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Gwen E-mail 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 - Livestock and Poultry Serves 20 CountiesBased out of RandolphCall Jonas E-mail Jonas Randolph County Center Lisa Benavente, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa BenaventeRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Urban Programming, EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 5 CountiesBased out of OrangeCall Lisa E-mail Lisa Orange County Center 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 Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition SciencesCall Dr. Lynette E-mail Dr. Lynette Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of CabarrusCall Stacey E-mail Stacey Cabarrus 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 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 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