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County Extension Director

Photo of Nelson McCaskill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNelson McCaskillCounty Extension Director (980) 314-1401 nelson_mccaskill@ncsu.eduMecklenburg County Center

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Catherine Daniels, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCatherine Daniels4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (980) 314-1407 catherine_daniels@ncsu.eduMecklenburg County CenterPhoto of Rachelle Purnell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachelle PurnellExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (704) 336-2082 (Office) rapurnell@ncat.eduMecklenburg County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Augusta Washington, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAugusta WashingtonProgram Assistant, EFNEP (980) 314-1405 awashin2@ncsu.eduMecklenburg County Center

Local Foods

Photo of Kristin Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKristin DavisExtension Agent, Local Foods / FCS (980) 314-1403 kristin_davis@ncsu.eduMecklenburg County Center

Support

Photo of Shane Alston-Daniel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShane Alston-DanielCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (980) 314-1408 sdalston@ncsu.eduMecklenburg County Center

Other

Photo of Steven Capobianco, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteven CapobiancoExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (980) 202-1449 sjcapobi@ncsu.eduMecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County Center, they may not be present in the Mecklenburg County Center. Please contact the Mecklenburg County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Iredell(704) 873-0507 (Office) jscarleo@ncsu.eduIredell County Center Photo of Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 Candice_Christian@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences Photo of Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 (Office) marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Center Photo of April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of Cleveland(704) 482-4365 (Office) april_dillon@ncsu.eduCleveland County Center Photo of Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 893-7530 (Office) richard_goforth@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center Photo of Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa 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 Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Center Photo of Bill Lord, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Center Photo of Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Center Photo of Currey Nobles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Photo of Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County Center