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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Lisa Childers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa ChildersCounty Extension Director Call Lisa Email Lisa Cumberland County Center

4-H Youth Development

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kenny Bailey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenny BaileyExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Kenny Email Kenny Cumberland County CenterLiz Lahti, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLiz LahtiArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Liz Email Liz Cumberland County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

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

Support

Jeanie Edwards, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJeanie EdwardsAdministrative Support Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Call Jeanie Email Jeanie Cumberland County CenterSusan Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSusan JohnsonAdministrative Assistant Call Susan Email Susan Cumberland County CenterAlyssa McMillan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa McMillanAdministrative Support Specialist Call Alyssa Email 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 Email Jenny Iredell County Center 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 Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby Email 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 Email Danny Wilson 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 Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email 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 Email 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 Email Mitch Wake County Center