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County Extension Director

Photo of Eileen CoiteEileen CoiteCounty Extension Director (910) 592-7161 (Office) eileen_coite@ncsu.eduSampson County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Danelle GrahamDanelle Graham4-H Program Assistant, Teen Court / Juvenile Restitution / Community Service (910) 592-7161 (Office) danelle_graham@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Denise McIntyreDenise McIntyre4-H Program Assistant, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant- Health Education 592-7161 denise_mcintyre@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Elizabeth MerrillElizabeth Merrill4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (910) 592-7161 (Office) elizabeth_rowe@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Genny ThompsonGenny ThompsonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 592-7161 (Office) genny_thompson@ncsu.eduSampson County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Paul GonzalezPaul GonzalezExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (910) 592-7161 (Office) paul_gonzalez@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Brad HardisonBrad HardisonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (910) 592-7161 (Office) brad_hardison@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of James HartsfieldJames HartsfieldArea Specialized Agent, Farm Management--A&T State (910) 592-7161 (Office) james_hartsfield@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Della KingDella KingExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (910) 592-7161 (Office) della_king@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Max KnowlesMax KnowlesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (910) 592-7161 (Office) max_knowles@ncsu.eduSampson County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Sydney JohnsonSydney JohnsonArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 296-2143 (Office) sydney_johnson@ncsu.eduDuplin CountyPhoto of Lethia LeeLethia LeeEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (910) 592-7161 (Office) lethia_lee@ncsu.eduSampson County

Support

Photo of Patricia BurchPatricia BurchCounty Extension Support Specialist (910) 592-7161 (Office) patricia_burch@ncsu.eduSampson CountyPhoto of Lynn RaynorLynn RaynorCounty Extension Administrative Secretary (910) 592-7161 (Office) ljraynor@ncsu.eduSampson County

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

Photo of Marti DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 (Office) marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Mike FrinskoMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 (Office) mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of 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 Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Stephanie McDonald-Murray Stephanie McDonald-Murray Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(910) 296-2143 (Office) stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Rachel McDowellRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Dr. Diana RashashDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Dr. Chip Simmons, IIIDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Wesley StallingsWesley StallingsArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) wcstalli@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County