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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Paige Burns, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaige BurnsCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Paige E-mail Paige Richmond County Center

4-H Youth Development

Catherine Shelley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCatherine ShelleyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Catherine E-mail Catherine Richmond County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Anthony Growe, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAnthony GroweExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops, Livestock Call Anthony E-mail Anthony Richmond County CenterNancy Power, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Nancy PowerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Dr. Nancy E-mail Dr. Nancy Richmond County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Cheri Bennett, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCheri BennettExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Science Call Cheri E-mail Cheri Richmond County Center

Support

Carol Capel-Baldwin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarol Capel-BaldwinCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Carol E-mail Carol Richmond County CenterAnnie Freeman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAnnie FreemanCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Annie E-mail Annie Richmond 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 Richmond County Center, they may not be present in the Richmond County Center. Please contact the Richmond County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Serves 19 CountiesBased out of IredellCall Jenny E-mail Jenny Iredell County Center Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice E-mail Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science 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 Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard E-mail Richard Harnett County Center 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 Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby E-mail Colby Harnett 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 Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena E-mail Elena Horticultural Science Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan E-mail 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 E-mail Mitch Wake County Center