Staff

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County Extension Director

4-H Youth Development

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Latoya Meszaros

Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development
(910) 321-6868

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Tyler Adams

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops, Forestry, Pesticides
(910) 321-6875
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Allan Thornton

Extension Associate
(910) 321-6860

Vegetable Extension Specialist. Conducts Extension and applied research programs for commercial vegetable and fruit growers and agents in eastern North Carolina.

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Krista Caison

Program Assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences
(910) 321-6863
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Candy Underwood

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(910) 321-6869

Support

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Jeanie Edwards

Administrative Support Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
(910) 321-6864
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Peggy Elliott

County Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture
(910) 321-6872cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu
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Susan Johnson

Administrative Coordinator, 4-H , FCS, Urban Horticulture Support
(910) 321-6405

Other

Jason Weathington

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Urban Horticulture
(910) 321-6860

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 Cumberland County, they may not be present in the Cumberland County Center. Please contact the Cumberland County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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Colby Lambert

Area Specialized Agent, ForestryServes 32 CountiesBased in Harnett County
(910) 814-6041

Provides educational opportunities and technical support to forest landowners, agents, and forest industry. Counties covered include Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson

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Danny Lauderdale

Area Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern RegionServes 44 CountiesBased in Wilson County
(252) 237-0111

Provides programming to commercial ornamental nursery and greenhouse producers in Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson Counties.

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Margaret Ross

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - PoultryServes 40 CountiesBased in Jones County
(252) 670-8254

Working with commercial poultry producers to assist in writing nutrient management plans and conducting educational programming.