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County Extension Director

Photo of Rod GurganusRod GurganusCounty Extension Director (252) 946-0111 rod_gurganus@ncsu.eduBeaufort County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Louise HinsleyLouise HinsleyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (252) 946-0111 (Office) louise_hinsley@ncsu.eduBeaufort CountyPhoto of Erin MassieErin MassieExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (252) 946-0111 (Office) erin_massie@ncsu.eduBeaufort County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Gene FoxGene FoxArea Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture (252) 946-0111 (Office) gene_fox@ncsu.eduBeaufort County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Renee HarveyRenee HarveyArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (252) 946-0111 renee_harvey@ncsu.eduBeaufort County

Support

Photo of Pam AllenPam AllenCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (252) 946-0111 (Office) pam_allen@ncsu.eduBeaufort County

Other

Photo of Sam BowdenSam BowdenCounty Extension Support Specialist (252) 946-0111 sjbowden@ncsu.eduBeaufort 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 Beaufort County Center, they may not be present in the Beaufort County Center. Please contact the Beaufort County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Candice ChristianCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 Candice_Christian@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Erin EureErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Gates(252) 357-1400 erin_eure@ncsu.eduGates County Photo of Steve GabelSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 21 CountiesBased out of Chowan(252) 482-6585 steve_gabel@ncsu.eduChowan County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased 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 31 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 43 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 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 Scott TilleyScott TilleyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Serves 23 CountiesBased out of Washington(252) 793-4428 scott_tilley@ncsu.eduWashington County Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County