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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Jacob Morgan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJacob MorganCounty Extension Director - Agriculture - Field Crops Call Jacob Email Jacob Jones County Center

4-H Youth Development

Samantha Bennett, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSamantha BennettExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Samantha Email Samantha Jones County Center

Administration

Emoni Burgess, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmoni BurgessCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Emoni Email Emoni Jones County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Lisa Rayburn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa RayburnArea Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Lisa Email Lisa Onslow County CenterBrooke Zeleny, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrooke ZelenyArea Agent, Livestock Call Brooke Email Brooke Craven County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Sarah Ware, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah WareArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sarah Email Sarah Jones 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 Jones County Center, they may not be present in the Jones County Center. Please contact the Jones County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianExtension Associate, Home and Community Food Safety Call Candice Email Candice Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Call Mike Email Mike Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Call Colby Email Colby Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Call Danny Email Danny Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Call Lori Email Lori Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Johnston County Center Emily Pendergrass, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmily PendergrassRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Call Emily Email Emily Serves 13 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Margaret Email Margaret Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Call Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Call Allan Email Allan Serves 26 CountiesBased out of Sampson County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center