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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Lisa Childers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa ChildersCounty Extension Director Call Lisa E-mail Lisa Cumberland County Center

4-H Youth Development

Jessica Drake, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica DrakeExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jessica E-mail Jessica Cumberland County CenterMartina Fortune, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMartina Fortune4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development - Military Clubs Call Martina E-mail Martina Cumberland County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kenny Bailey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenny BaileyExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Kenny E-mail Kenny Cumberland County CenterLiz Lahti, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLiz LahtiArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Liz E-mail Liz Cumberland County CenterJohn Uharriet, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJohn UharrietExtension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call John E-mail John Cumberland County CenterJason Weathington, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJason WeathingtonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Urban Horticulture Call Jason E-mail Jason Cumberland County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Candy Underwood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandy UnderwoodExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Candy E-mail Candy Cumberland County Center

Support

Jeanie Edwards, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJeanie EdwardsAdministrative Support Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Call Jeanie E-mail Jeanie Cumberland County CenterSusan Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSusan JohnsonAdministrative Coordinator, FCS, Urban Horticulture. Livestock Support Call Susan E-mail Susan Cumberland County CenterAlyssa McMillan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa McMillanAdministrative Support Specialist Call Alyssa E-mail Alyssa Cumberland 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 Cumberland County Center, they may not be present in the Cumberland County Center. Please contact the Cumberland 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 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 Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science 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 Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny E-mail Danny Wilson 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 Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip E-mail Dr. Chip 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