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County Extension Director

Brad Hardison, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrad HardisonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture, Interim County Extension Director Call Brad Email Brad Sampson County Center

4-H Youth Development

Danelle Graham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanelle Graham4-H Program Assistant, Teen Court / Juvenile Restitution / Community Service Call Danelle Email Danelle Sampson County CenterDenise McIntyre, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDenise McIntyre4-H Program Assistant, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant- Health Education Call Denise Email Denise Sampson County CenterElizabeth Merrill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElizabeth Merrill4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Elizabeth Email Elizabeth Sampson County CenterGenny Thompson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGenny ThompsonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Genny Email Genny Sampson County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Eileen Coite, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEileen CoiteExtension Agent, Agriculture & Community Development Call Eileen Email Eileen Sampson County CenterPaul Gonzalez, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaul GonzalezExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Paul Email Paul Sampson County CenterJames Hartsfield, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJames HartsfieldArea Agent, Small Farm Management--A&T State Call James Email James Sampson County CenterMax Knowles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMax KnowlesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Max Email Max Sampson County CenterHunter Rhodes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHunter RhodesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Fields Crops Call Hunter Email Hunter Sampson County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Sydney Knowles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSydney KnowlesArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sydney Email Sydney Duplin County CenterApril Lamb, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril LambEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call April Email April Sampson County Center

Support

Betty Draughon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBetty DraughonCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Betty Email Betty Sampson County CenterLynn Raynor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLynn RaynorCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Lynn Email Lynn Sampson 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 Sampson County Center, they may not be present in the Sampson County Center. Please contact the Sampson County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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 Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike Email Mike Jones County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby Email Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori Email Lori Johnston County Center Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Stephanie Email Stephanie Agricultural & Human Sciences Diana Rashash, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of OnslowCall Dr. Diana Email Dr. Diana Onslow County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret Email Margaret Jones 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 Alyssa Spence, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa SpenceArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine, Farm Health & Safety Serves 18 CountiesBased out of LenoirCall Alyssa Email Alyssa Lenoir County Center Wesley Stallings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWesley StallingsArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops Serves 17 CountiesBased out of OnslowCall Wesley Email Wesley Onslow County Center Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan Email Allan Sampson County Center 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