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County Extension Director

Steve Duckett, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve DuckettCounty Extension Director Call Steve Email Steve Buncombe County Center

4-H Youth Development

Holly Jordan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHolly JordanExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Holly Email Holly Buncombe County Center

Administration

Brandy Proctor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrandy ProctorCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Brandy Email Brandy Buncombe County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Alison Arnold, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlison ArnoldExtension Agent, Agriculture - Home Horticulture, Extension Master Gardeners Call Alison Email Alison Buncombe County CenterMeghan Baker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeghan BakerExtension Agent, Small Farms Call Meghan Email Meghan Buncombe County CenterNoah Henson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNoah HensonArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Dairy, Equine, Forages Call Noah Email Noah Buncombe County CenterCliff Ruth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCliff RuthArea Agent and Regional Certification Program Coordinator, Agriculture Call Cliff Email Cliff Buncombe County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Cathy Hohenstein, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCathy Hohenstein, R.D.Area Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Safety and Preparation, Nutrition Call Cathy Email Cathy Buncombe County Center

Other

Jessica Hughes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica HughesCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Jessica Email Jessica Buncombe 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 Buncombe County Center, they may not be present in the Buncombe County Center. Please contact the Buncombe County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of ClevelandCall April Email April Cleveland County Center Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of WilkesCall Lauren Email Lauren Wilkes County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig Email Craig Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email 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 Email Elena Horticultural Science Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Debbie Email Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences Amanda Taylor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of BurkeCall Amanda Email Amanda Burke County Center Skip Thompson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSkip ThompsonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 13 Counties and EBCIBased out of HaywoodCall Skip Email Skip Haywood County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center