2019 Chowan County Program Impact Report

Approved: January 17, 2020

I. Executive Summary

In 2019 Chowan County Cooperative Extension reached 11,734 people face-to-face. Program objectives included leadership development, volunteerism, school to career pathways, profitable and sustainable agriculture systems, urban and consumer agriculture, safety and security of our food and farm systems, and healthy eating and chronic disease reduction. In addition, the Chowan County Extension Center received $17,390.00 in outside funding for 2019.

4-H EFNEP
The 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program partnered with area schools to lead curriculum emphasizing healthy food choices, physical activity, and food safety. As a result, EFNEP made a difference for 1,113 Limited Resource Youth Nutrition contacts. Education helps to teach youth healthier ways of eating and being active. When youth take home health information for the adults in the household this helps to reduce health care cost and chronic diseases in our communities. 72% of EFNEP participants improved dietary intake, 28% of youth gained knowledge in food resource management and 43% improved their food safety habits. Chowan and Perquimans Counties EFNEP program obtained $2500 in funding and support from local efforts.

Horticulture
The Chowan County Consumer Horticulture Program is part of a three-county effort led by Area Extension Agent Katy Shook. Program Goals and objectives include protecting, conserving, and enhancing North Carolina's natural resources and environmental quality; supporting profitable and environmentally sustainable plant systems that support thriving communities; growing a competitive workforce and diversified economy; promoting educational success through intentional non-formal and formal educational opportunities that expand and enhance skills and knowledge; and ensuring North Carolinians are civically engaged within their communities. In 2019, 300 participants improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems; 80 participants acquired the skills needed to serve as a volunteer; 32 participants increased their awareness, knowledge or skill in business-related topics; 27 participants developed new job skills, and $30,653 dollars of in-kind resources were contributed by the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer organization. In addition, 321 participants gained knowledge and acquired skills related to vegetable and fruit gardening; 61 use extension-recommended best management practices in landscapes, turf, and gardens; and 316 participants grow food for home consumption.

4-H
Chowan County 4-H Youth Development provided programming that encouraged the exploration of healthy lifestyle choices, volunteer readiness, career opportunities, and animal fitting and showmanship. Participating youth were taught essential life skills through delivery modes including clubs, school enrichment, after school programs, and overnight camp. Successful 2019 programs included 4-H Embryology, the 65th Annual Livestock Show and Sale, a variety of Summer Fun programming, Congress, and overnight camp at the Eastern 4-H Center. The 137 youth that participated in 4-H Embryology and the 76 youth that participated in the Livestock Show gained knowledge of the agriculture industry of North Carolina. Youth participating in Summer Fun programs learned the process of food preservation through canning, sewing techniques, kitchen safety, and Chowan County agriculture. 19 youth attended overnight camp at the Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, NC. Youth gained experience in crabbing, kayaking, archery, rock climbing, and swimming all while developing their communication and teamwork skills.

Aquaculture
Accomplishments for the Northeast Extension District Area Specialized Agent (ASA) –
Some NC aquaculture ponds have naturally created turbidity due to water and soil chemistry. A farm was cited by NCDENR for exceeding the state limit of 50 NTU in their rainwater overflow in 2017 after a significant rain event. Nearly all of the commercial aquaculture ponds in NC would struggle to meet the 50 NTU limit. The regional NCDENR authority threatened the farm with an NPDES permit and closure. The ASA-Aquaculture responded by arranging a meeting with regional and state NCDENR representatives, the aquaculture farm manager and owner, as well as persons from NCDA&CS, NC Farm Bureau, and NCSU at the farm to discuss the issue. The state NCDENR representatives were educated on the background of the situation and all of the NCDENR representatives were updated on newly implemented BMP’s for the farm. The ASA-Aquaculture had collected turbidity data from the farm, evaluated possible water treatment remedies for the farm, and presented the data and treatments at the meeting. After 6 months, there has been no response from NCDENR and the farm is continuing operation, producing nearly $1,000,000 of fish annually. The ASA also works with owners of irrigation ponds. A commercial vegetable farm had an infestation of proliferating spike rush so bad it was clogging the farm’s irrigation intake. The ASA-Aquaculture recommended mechanical removal for immediate relief, followed by stocking of grass carp for long term control, as there is no recommended herbicide for this aquatic weed. The ASA-Aquaculture demonstrated the use of an aquatic weed rake and loaned the producer one until he could purchase his own. Sources of triploid grass carp were also supplied by the producer. Within a week of mechanical removal of the weed, enough control was achieved to allow for the resumption of irrigation. Within two months of the stocking of grass carp, complete control was achieved. With a total investment of approximately $250 for an aquatic weed rake and grass carp, the farm, with gross revenue of over $350,000, had resumed full operation. Also, a local plant farm experienced colloidal turbidity, which does not settle without mediation, after dredging an irrigation pond, and needed help because the water was leaving a residue on the plants. The ASA responded by making a couple of recommendations – gypsum and alum. The plant farm owner/manager decided to pursue an alum treatment. The ASA made up some stock solutions of alum for the pond water to determine the best treatment rate. It was determined that the treatment of 30 ppm would be the most appropriate treatment for the pond. Using follow-up telephone calls, the plant farm owner/manager, responded that the treatment cleared the water and the plant farm was able to fully utilize the irrigation pond. With the cost of treatment of the 200 pounds of alum (approximately $400), the plant farm was able to maximize its sales of over $250,000 worth of plants.

Agriculture
The Chowan County Agriculture Program resulted in 533 crops (all plant systems) producers increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, and/or skills as related to 1. Best management production practices (cultural, nutrient, and genetics) 2. Pest/insect, disease, weed, wildlife management 3. Financial/Farm management tools and practices (business, marketing, government policy, human resources) 4. Alternative agriculture, bioenergy, and value-added enterprises. 389 pesticide applicators received continuing education credits and 18 pesticide credit hours were provided. 171 crop (all plant systems) producers adopting best management practices, including those practices related to nutrient management, conservation, production, cultivars, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), business management, and marketing.

Family & Consumer Science
Family & Consumer Science program contacted 1,212 face to face with programs that included Safe Plates, Snap-Ed Program, Med Instead of Meds Classes, and Extension Master Food Volunteer Program. 18 area restaurant owners, managers, and food service employees from the Chowan area participated in the 16-hour training and Safe Plates certification class & test. Food Safety programming also included team teaching with Albemarle Regional Health Services ServSafe classes in Pasquotank County. The Chowan County Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Coordinator met with 484 Medicare clients in 2019. SHIIP information was presented and beneficiaries were counseling about Medicare questions and concerns. During Medicare counseling appointments 268 beneficiaries were served during open enrollment with $814,257 being returned back to the hands of the Chowan County Medicare beneficiaries.

II. County Background

Chowan County was first established in 1685. Edenton, the county seat and only major town, was incorporated in 1722. The desirable location on the Albemarle Sound and Chowan River made Chowan County the focal point for the Albemarle region, and for a time Edenton served as the capital of the colony. At 233 square miles, Chowan is the smallest county in NC. It is bordered to the north by Gates County, the east by Perquimans County, and the south and west by the Albemarle Sound and Chowan River, respectively.

Chowan County has a population of 14,394. Sixty-two percent of the population is white, 34% is black, and 3.5% are hispanic or of some other ethnicity. There are 3,067 youth between the ages of five and nineteen. The county has 5,967 households with a median household income of $38,759.

Agriculture has long been a primary industry in Chowan County. The production of peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, small grains, clary sage, vegetables, nursery crops, and livestock are produced on about 58,146 of the county's 73,000 acres. Agricultural production generates approximately $50 million yearly through farm income and continues to drive the local economy. Historical revenue streams such as boat building, construction, and tourism have suffered under the present economy.

Though growth and development have stalled, property values remain relatively high due to the desirable real estate found in the area. Chowan has become a popular destination for retirees which is reflected in the high percentage of adults 65 and over (23.1%; state average 12.7%). Limited employment opportunities combined with a high cost of living make it more difficult for the local population to remain in their homes or to find affordable health care. The poverty level still remains high at 19.4%

Limited employment opportunities also create hardships for the youth population in Chowan County. With the trend to become competitive in a global marketplace rather than just at the local level, it is now imperative that youth build essential life skills beyond their school environment in order to become more well rounded, prepared individuals for the work force.

Information from our most recent environmental scan combined with feedback from the County Advisory system and state program initiatives aligned with the mission of Cooperative Extension have identified priority issues in several areas including:
•Building youth character, life skills, and leadership development
•Promoting proper nutrition, wellness, and a healthy lifestyle
•Maintaining agricultural profitability through demonstrations with new technology, production methods, and crops/products
•Pesticide safety
•Local Food Production & Consumption through food safety trainings (for commercial and home producers), farm:city relationships, community gardens and farmers markets
•Budget Management through promoting energy efficiency, farm production savings, home production savings and youth saving strategies.

III. Objectives to Address the Cooperative Extension Long Range Plan

Our family and consumer sciences programs improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Value* Outcome Description
484Number of people gaining knowledge and/or skills to increase family economic security (such as; how to access: SNAP benefits, SHIIP Medicare Part D; food cost management, cost comparison skills, shop for reverse mortgages, select long term care insurance, etc.)
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
4Number of professionals granted CEUs, certifications, or other work- or volunteer-related credentials
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our plant production programs improve production, profitability, and sustainability of the agriculture sector.

Value* Outcome Description
79Number of producers who gain skills or knowledge to increase production for local markets.
1Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge.
428Number of pesticide applicators receiving continuing education credits
20Number of pesticide credit hours provided
41Number of Certified Crops Advisors receiving continuing education credits
612Number of crop (all plant systems) producers increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, and/or skills as related to: 1. Best management production practices (cultural, nutrient, and genetics) 2. Pest/insect, disease, weed, wildlife management 3. Financial/Farm management tools and practices (business, marketing, government policy, human resources) 4. Alternative agriculture, bioenergy, and value-added enterprises
4Number of Extension initiated and controlled county demonstration test sites
5Number of Certified Crops Advisors credit hours provided
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
15Number of producers (and other members of the local food supply chain) who have increased revenue
0Number of farms that made safety improvements following a CSF on-farm safety review
9Number of participants that have adopted farm safety practices
1525Number of acres in conservation tillage or other Best Management Practice
202Number of crop (all plant systems) producers adopting best management practices, including those practices related to nutrient management, conservation, production, cultivars, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), business management, and marketing
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our animal production programs improve production, profitability, and sustainability of the agriculture sector.

Value* Outcome Description
1Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge.
3Number of producers who gain skills or knowledge to increase production for local markets.
22Number of animal producers who increased knowledge of farm business management, business planning, financial management, marketing, or estate planning.
5Number of animal producers who learned how to develop a management plan (i.e. grazing plan, feeding plan, drought plan, business plan, disaster plan, etc.)
30Number of producers who increased knowledge of pasture/forage management practices (field improvement, herbicide management, grazing season extension, weed control, forage quality, haylage production, nitrate testing, etc.)
26Number of producers who increased knowledge of nutrition, ration balancing, mineral supplements, breeding, and reproduction
30Number of producers who increased knowledge of the strategies to promote animal health and welfare and reduce the potential for infectious diseases through proper use of vaccines, biosecurity, detection and identification of common diseases, appropriate use of animal medications, and mitigation of antimicrobial resistance transmission
17Number of producers who increased knowledge of animal waste management practices
17Number of animal waste management credits earned through Extension programs
5Number of producers who increased knowledge of how to prepare, mitigate, and recover from natural disasters impacting animal agriculture
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
2Number of producers who diversified their marketing strategies into local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional).
1Number of new farms (beginning farmers) selling into local markets for local consumption (in this reporting period)
1Number of producers (and other members of the local food supply chain) who have increased revenue
4Number of farmers, employees or family members adopting regular use of appropriate PPE following AgriSafe or Certified Safe Farm participation
6Number of producers adopting extension-recommended practices related to planning, marketing, and financial management
17Number of producers implementing Extension-recommended best management practices for animal waste management
9Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices and production changes related to quality assurance (vaccinations, castration, culling techniques, etc.)
4Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices and production changes related to genetic improvement (AI, heifer/bull selection)
4Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices and production changes related to nutrition (mineral, feed rations)
2Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices and production changes related to internal parasite management (fecals, deworming)
8Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices related to pasture management
9Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices and production changes related to nutrition, ration balancing, mineral supplement, breeding, and reproduction
4Number of producers using improved biosecurity practices
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our community development programs build strong and thriving communities.

Value* Outcome Description
300Number of participants who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems
27Number of participants who developed new jobs skills
91Number of adult participants acquiring the skills needed to serve as a volunteer
32Number of participants who increased their awareness, knowledge or skill in business related topics (e.g., management, product development, marketing, business structure options, business law and/or liability)
61Number of participants acquiring knowledge and skills to convene and lead inclusive groups
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
30653Dollar value of in-kind resources contributed by organizations or community
1503Value of grants received by organizations, communities, or Extension where Extension was instrumental in initiating, facilitating, or providing technical assistant in the development of the grants to support community or economic development work
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our 4-H youth development programs grow the skills young people need to succeed in life and career.

Value* Outcome Description
8Number of teachers trained in 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum
403Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
216Total number of female participants in STEM program
20Number of high school age youth (students) participating as members of 4-H clubs
525Number of youth increasing knowledge of life skills
327Number of children/youth who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems.
214Number of youth increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, skills, and/or aspirations regarding leadership
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
8Number of teachers using 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum in their classrooms
112Number of youth (students) gaining career / employability skills
75Number of youth (students) gaining entrepreneurship skills
525Number of youth using effective life skills
74Number of youth increasing their physical activity
6Number of youth volunteers serving in new or expanded roles within Extension
86Number of youth increasing their fruit and vegetable consumption
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our natural resource and environmental programs conserve our precious natural resources and maintain a clean and healthy environment.

Value* Outcome Description
5Number of participants willing to participate in conservation actions (such as rain gardens, wildlife management, conservation easements, land trusts, generational planning, etc.)
7Number of participants increasing their knowledge about best management practices (including storm water systems, septic system maintenance, erosion control, rain gardens, forestry, etc.)
7Number of adults demonstrating increased knowledge of natural resources and environmental issues
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
5Number of participants implementing extension-recommended practices to conserve water use and protect water quality
40Number of participants that adopted recommended agroecosystem adaption strategies for production agriculture or natural resource management, including for invasive species, pest management, pollutant loads, and wetlands.
1975Number of acres under recommended agroecosystem adaption strategies for production agriculture or natural resource management, including for invasive species, pest management, pollutant loads, and wetlands.
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our consumer horticulture programs teach families and communities about environmentally friendly methods for gardening and controlling pests.

Value* Outcome Description
321Number of individuals who gain knowledge or acquire skills related to vegetable/fruit gardening
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
402Number of individuals who grow food in community gardens.
402Number of individuals who begin home food production by starting a vegetable and/or fruit garden
61Number of participants who use extension-recommended best management practices in landscapes, turf, and gardens, including pest (insect, weed, disease, wildlife) and soil management
44Number of participants selecting appropriate landscape plants (adapted, drought tolerant, appropriate size, etc.)
316Number of participants growing food for home consumption
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our food safety and nutrition programs create a safer and more sustainable food supply and improve the health and nutrition of individuals, families, and our communities.

Value* Outcome Description
42Number of food handlers who increase their knowledge and skills in safe food handling practices
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

IV. Other Objectives

Food Insecurity

V. Number of Contacts Made by Extension

Type of ContactNumber
Face-to-face* 11,734
Non face-to-face** 115,294
Total by Extension staff in 2019 127,028
* Face-to-face contacts include contacts that Extension personnel make directly with individuals through one-on-one visits, meetings, and other activities where staff members work directly with individuals.
** Non face-to-face contacts include contacts that Extension personnel make indirectly with individuals by telephone, email, newsletters, news articles, radio, television, and other means.

VI. Designated Grants Received by Extension

Type of GrantAmount
Contracts/Grants $7,000.00
Gifts/Donations $8,790.00
In-Kind Grants/Donations $1,600.00
United Way/Foundations $0.00
User Fees $0.00
Total $17,390.00

VII. Volunteer Involvement in Extension Programs

Number of Volunteers* Number of Volunteer Hours Known client contacts by volunteers Dollar Value at 25.43
4-H 56 209 682 $ 5,315.00
EFNEP 74 444 1382 $ 11,291.00
Extension Community Association 15 20 10 $ 509.00
Extension Master Gardener 40 1467 0 $ 37,306.00
Extension Master Food Volunteers 35 68 411 $ 1,729.00
Total: 220 2208 2485 $ 56,149.00
* The number of volunteers reflects the overall number of volunteers for multiple events.

VIII. Membership of Advisory Leadership System

Advisory Council
Gwen Brown
Ricky Winebarger
Shannon Ray
Nicole Walker
Betty Onufrank
Veronica Martin-Dowdy
Fenton Eure, Jr.
Erin Brabble
Louis Nixon
Jack Parker
Joseph Parrish
Jeff Smith
Milton Tynch
Alice Ward
Mike Williams
Debra Phelps
Agriculture
Bill Jordan
Scott Winslow
Joey Byrum
John Layton
Adam Bunch
Fenton Eure Jr.
Mike Parrish
Jeff Smith
Joe Ward
Aquaculture
Aubry Onley, Jr.
Chuck Weirich
Sterling Davenport
Doug Wassum
Gary Sawyer
Craig Perry
Pete Anderson
Harry Daniels
Gary Dillon
Randy Gray
Dale Pridgen
Family and Consumer Science
Erin Brabble
Wanda Stallings
Stephanie Patsel
Alice Ward
Liza Layton
4-H and Youth
Shannon Ray
Rhonda Cobb
Mike Pippins
Angie Walston
Ricky Winebarger
Master Gardener & Consumer Horticulture
Nancy Dougherty
Deborah Shullo
Micki Levine
Linda Kruegel
Elaine Grosjean
Carol Billek
Nancy McGowan
Betty Onufrak
Kay Polizzano
Anne Standing

IX. Staff Membership

Mary Morris
Title: County Extension Director and Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: mary_morris@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: To improve the health and wellness of families in Chowan County. Program areas include Nutrition, Food Safety, Food Preservation, Reducing Chronic Disease and Physical Activity Education.

Nettie Baugher
Title: Area Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture
Phone: (252) 357-1400
Email: nettie_baugher@ncsu.edu

Patty Bowers
Title: EFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: patty_bowers@ncsu.edu

Denise Bunch
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: denise_bunch@ncsu.edu

Camaryn Byrum
Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: cibyrum@ncsu.edu

Susan Chase
Title: Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Northeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed
Phone: (919) 827-2285
Email: susan_chase@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Job Description: Provides programmatic supervision to the EFNEP program in the Northeast District

Candice Christian
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety
Phone: (919) 515-9148
Email: cadescha@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: The overall goal of the Area Specialized Agents (ASAs) in Consumer & Retail Food Safety is to provide North Carolinians with technical food safety information and to support Family and Consumer Sciences agents in delivering timely and evidence-based food safety education and information to stakeholders.

Marti Day
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy
Phone: (919) 542-8202
Email: marti_day@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Responsible for educational programs for dairy farmers, youth with an interest in dairy projects and the general public with an interest in dairy foods and the dairy industry.

Erin Eure
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables
Phone: (252) 357-1400
Email: erin_eure@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provides educational opportunities and technical support to commercial fruit and vegetable growers, agents, and industry in northeastern NC.

Steve Gabel
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: steve_gabel@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Responsible for aquaculture educational programs for the NC NE extension district.

Jared Harrell
Title: Area Agent, Agriculture - Livestock
Phone: (252) 426-5428
Email: jared_harrell@ncsu.edu

Marissa Herchler
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs)
Phone: (919) 515-5396
Email: marissa_herchler@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Marissa is an Area Specialized Agent for animal food safety, with emphasis on the new Food Safety Modernization Act rules, as they apply to feed mills in North Carolina. Please contact Marissa with any FSMA related questions, or PCQI training inquiries.

Lynette Johnston
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Food Safety
Phone: (919) 515-0303
Email: lynette_johnston@ncsu.edu

Danny Lauderdale
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region
Phone: (252) 237-0111
Email: danny_lauderdale@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provides programming to commercial ornamental nursery and greenhouse producers in eastern North Carolina.

Matt Leary
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: matt_leary@ncsu.edu

Lori McBryde
Title: Area 4-H Agent, East Region
Phone: (919) 989-5380
Email: lori_mcbryde@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provide support the Eastern 34 Counties of the Northeast and Southeast Districts in 4-H Youth Development.

Ashley Robbins
Title: Area Specialized Agent - Dairy
Phone: (919) 542-8203
Email: ashley_robbins@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Marti Day and I are the Area Specialized Dairy Agents - the county-based arm of the Cooperative Extension Dairy Team. We are out here in the counties to help you set and reach your farm, family and business goals. We have collaborative expertise in the areas of Waste Management, Udder Health, Cow Comfort, Nutrition and Forage Management with specialties in (Ashley)Reproduction, Records Management, Animal Health and (Marti)Alternative Markets, Organic Dairy, Grazing Management, and On-farm Processing. We hope to provide comprehensive educational programs for our farmers, consumers and youth for every county across the state. We are here for you by phone, email or text and look forward to working with you!

Margaret Ross
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry
Phone: (252) 670-8254
Email: margaret_ross@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Working with commercial poultry producers to assist in writing nutrient management plans and conducting educational programming.

Katy Shook
Title: Area Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: katy_shook@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Chowan, Gates & Perquimans County Consumer Horticulture Agent & Extension Master Gardener Coordinator

Chip Simmons
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety
Phone: (919) 414-5632
Email: odsimmon@ncsu.edu

Gail Spiewak
Title: SHIIP Coordinator/County Extension Support Specialist,
Phone: (252) 482-6585
Email: gail_spiewak@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: SHIIP Coordinator for Chowan County Experienced in answering Medicare questions and Medicare Plan D Open Enrollment

Scott Tilley
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain
Phone: (252) 793-4428
Email: scott_tilley@ncsu.edu

Mitch Woodward
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality
Phone: (919) 414-3873
Email: mdwoodwa@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: NC Cooperative Extension's Goals include: - NC's natural resources and environmental quality will be protected, conserved and enhanced. - NC will have profitable, environmentally sustainable plant, animal and food systems. Protecting our environmental resources, particularly drinking water quality, is a top priority in NC. NC Cooperative Extension is a leader in teaching, researching, and accelerating the adoption of effective water quality protection practices.

X. Contact Information

Chowan County Center
730 N Granville, Suite A
Chowan County Agricultural Center
Edenton, NC 27932

Phone: (252) 482-6585
Fax: (252) 482-6590
URL: http://chowan.ces.ncsu.edu