2019 Durham County Program Impact Report

Approved: January 27, 2020

I. Executive Summary

Durham County Cooperative Extension is rooted in the Durham community. We are pleased to report that with the support of our local government and university system, an extensive network of collaborators, partners and networks, we generated nearly 1.5 million dollars in County and university financial, material and human support. Through an integrated system of services, Durham Cooperative Extension provides traditional Extension services as well as other complementary services including Welcome Baby Early Childhood Program and our Community Development Program with Kids Voting, Parent Advocacy, Facilitation, and other CRD services. 2019 brought change to our organization, beginning the year with Interim Director Deborah Crandall followed by the start of new CED Donna Rewalt on March 1st. As a 14-year employee of Durham County Extension in Community Development, our new CED was able to hit the ground running.

Among our non-traditional services has been our Coordinated Transportation program which focuses on transportation for persons who are elderly, have a disability or are considered transportation disadvantaged. As of November 1, 2019, a merger was completed with the City of Durham to enable these services to merge with the City's disabled transportation services. In 2019 at Cooperative Extension the program provided tens of thousands of trips to Durham County residents in need. The services, which include trips to medical appointments, work-related activities and services to keep the elderly connected and in their homes, will continue in full with our City partners. This will allow Durham Extension to focus on its core services. It will reduce the overall budget for our organizations, but without impact to core services.

Our 4-H program said goodbye to one 4-H agent and welcomed a new agent, Mac Hulbert, a DPS teacher, in October 2019. 4-H exposes youth to leadership, educational and career opportunities. It attracts a diversity of youth in Durham that is representative of the diversity of the county. The internal and external networking, collaboration and partnerships of Durham Extension has increased the depth and breadth of our impacts throughout a youth's lifespan, such as through our BOLD grant collaboration with Durham Public Schools and its HUB Farm. Both our 4-H and Agriculture agents worked to train teachers in curriculum and bring EMGV volunteers in to support the work.

Our Agriculture program through our Agriculture Agent, Ashley Troth, and county-funded Small Farms (ag business) Agent, Darnell Parker, partnered with other Counties to support Farm School and grew expertise with Hemp, on both the agricultural and business side. Paired with our locally funded Small Farms agent and EMGV Coordinator, the Agriculture program is building a comprehensive range of services for our agriculture community, including expanding our delivery of pesticide training, which had been absent from our programming for several months. Agriculture also partners with 4-H and FCS on several initiatives. Finally, 2019 brought an effort by the EMGVs to research new opportunities across the state in Demonstration Gardens and are creating plans to re-do the garden at our urban property at our offices on Foster Street.

Our Community Outreach (CRD) Program Area focuses not only on the academic success of our children through increased parental involvement but also on youth civic involvement/engagement sustained in part through our Kids Voting programming in the community and public schools. We were able to make a case for a.25FTE increase from Durham County for the Kids Voting program coordinator. Durham’s Community Outreach also focuses on building the capacity of local organizations to provide quality services through improved leadership, team building, and strategic planning. In partnership with Durham County's strategic initiatives, Extension co-leads the Durham County Facilitation Network, work which was accepted for presentation at the National Association of Community Development Extension Programs in June where CED Donna Rewalt also co-chaired the Sessions Committee for the conference. Additionally, this program has taken county- and community-wide leadership in community dialogues and conversations, such as the City-County strategic planning process, Durham county ACES plan facilitation and NC Conservation Partner's strategic planning.

Welcome Baby, our early childhood development program, served over 2,000 families with children between the ages of 0-5 years. Through Welcome Baby we distributed car seats and cribs for kids, educational supplies, clothes and food. Welcome Baby’s education and training included evidence-based classes, i.e. Incredible Years, Mothereads, Safe Sleep Education, etc. Welcome Baby is in its 2nd year of a 3-year Duke Endowment grant and earned a grant for its Teen Parenting Program, which is in 5 Durham high schools.

Access to nutritional foods, the elimination of “food deserts”, and distribution of locally grown food is a priority of Durham’s Briggs Avenue Community Garden and Durham's FCS Agent, Cheralyn Berry. Our FCS program has expanded to incorporate a "Farm to Table" approach where we connect participants to growing their own food at Briggs Avenue Garden and then preparing that food. Through a new "Extension Cooks" training initiative, our agent has been training local food volunteers, including some from our partnership with Durham Technical Community College, which enables Briggs Garden providing food for the college's food pantry and the college providing volunteers to learn and work in the garden. A new corporate partnership with Sodexo brought expanded resources in Food and Nutrition programming for a Mindful Moms cooking series for parents in partnership with our Welcome Baby program and an expansion of our Farm to Fork camp. In both cases, Sodexo provided food resources and chefs to support these programs.

Finally, Durham County Cooperative Extension moves into 2020 ready to build on a successful year. This next year will bring an opportunity to engage in needs assessment and strategic planning and revitalization of our Advisory Board to better serve and engage our diverse Durham community.

II. County Background

Durham County, one of North Carolina's major urban cities comprises 299 square miles. The county has a current population estimated at 311,640 individuals with a racial makeup of 53.5% White; 37.8% Black or African American; 5.2% Asian; Two or more races 2.5%; American Indian 0.9%; and 13.7% Hispanic or Latino. The percentage of Black, Asian and Hispanic/Latino is significantly above the state average. Durham Public Schools which serve the entire County reflect a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic/Latino students compared with the general population: African-American: 43.8% Hispanic/Latino: 31.1% White: 19.1% Multiracial: 3.5% Asian: 2.2% American Indian: 0.2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%.

Durham is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the state of NC with more than 150,000 new residents expected in the next 20-30 years. This has implications for Cooperative Extension in terms of service population, delivery, and demand.

There are over 136,131 housing units in Durham County consisting of over 120,936 households. Durham has a 53.5% homeownership. It is estimated that 6.6 percent of Durham's population is under five years old, 21.2% is under 18 years old and 12.7% are 65 years or older. Females outnumber males - 52.2% compared to 47.8%. The demographics show that the number of households with children under the age of 18, married couples living together, female heads of households and those with someone living alone who are 65 years of age or older continues to increase. 15.7% of the population of the county lives in poverty, even though the median estimated household income is $51,853.

Durham is known as the City of Medicine, USA, with healthcare as a major industry. The county has more than 300 medical and health-related companies and medical practices. The other major industries of the county are: educational services(includes two universities and a community college), industrial machinery and equipment and local government. Research Triangle Park is located within Durham County. In addition to Duke and North Carolina Central University, Durham is the home of the NC School of Science and Math, Durham Technical Community College, many private schools and Durham Public Schools, the seventh largest school district in the state serving around 32,000 students.

Durham County Government's Strategic Plan is focused on aligning it with a results-based management system of operation and accountability called "Managing for Results" (MFR). The five goals of Durham County are:
1. Community and Family Prosperity and Enrichment
a. Provide access to educational, vocational, economic and cultural opportunities
b. Empower citizens to select strategies that improve their quality of life
2. Health and Well-Being for All
a. Improve the quality of life through prevention, behavioral and physical care services
b. Reduce barriers to access services
3. Safe and Secure Community
a. Partner with the community to prevent and address unsafe conditions, protect life and property and respond to emergencies
4. Environmental Stewardship
a. Protect our environment through planned growth, conservation, preservation, enhancement and restoration of our natural and built resources
5. Accountable, Efficient and Visionary Government
a. An effective organization committed to the pursuit of excellence through collaborative leadership, exceptional customer service, innovation, transparency and fiscal responsibility

Durham County Cooperative Extension, Durham County Government and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Science all have the same goals and missions, though worded differently. As Durham Extension works to meet the goals of the county and produce impacts and outcomes to share with its citizenry and stakeholders, we will be meeting the goals of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The result is a solid network of support, partnerships and collaboration. The priorities of the county are supported and further validated by Extension's surveys, evaluations and internal data assessment. Durham County Extension is valued as a source of quality research-based education which serves to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and the community.

Areas of focus and emphasis based on the data include: Increasing bilingual (Spanish) services throughout the organization, particularly with youth; plan to reach new residents based on current growth; serving displaced residents (due to increasing property values and gentrification) in need of service; designing new services to reach increasingly diverse population; maintaining focus on core services to farmers, families, and individuals with the greatest need.

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
1481Number of adults increasing knowledge of life skills (such as goal setting, stress management, self-care and healthy relationships)
1689Number of adults increasing their knowledge of community resources
1424Number of adults and professionals increasing their knowledge of human development over the life course and emerging best practices in parenting and caregiving
1396Number of parents and other caregivers of children increasing their knowledge of positive parenting practices (such as communication and discipline)
161Number of people gaining basic financial management knowledge and/or skills (such as; budgeting, record keeping, goal setting, writing goals, consumer decision-making)
43Number of people gaining knowledge and/or skills in managing financial products and financial identity (such as; credit, debt management, identify theft, credit reports and scores, scams, banking skills)
43Number of people gaining knowledge and/or skills to increase family assets (such as; home ownership, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), estate planning (including Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate), savings and investments, retirement planning)
5Number of people gaining knowledge and/or skills to protect family assets (such as; foreclosure prevention, insurance, implementing a financial document protection strategy against natural disasters, bankruptcy prevention, etc.)
156Number 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.)
5Number of participants increasing knowledge of best management practices related to reducing energy use/increasing energy efficiency
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
536Number of adults using effective life skills (such as goal setting, stress management, self-care and healthy relationships)
1693Number of adults increasing their use of identified community resources
99Number of professionals using learned best practices with children/youth/adults/older adults
213Number of parents/other caregivers of children adopting positive parenting practices (such as communication and discipline)
131Number of people implementing basic financial management strategies (such as; developing a budget, keeping records, etc.)
43Number of people actively managing their financial accounts and financial identity (such as; obtaining credit reports, choosing among credit products, implementing identity theft safeguards, opening or selecting bank accounts, etc.)
10Number people implementing risk management strategies (such as; seeking HUD or other housing counseling, accessing federal or state programs to address the issue, comparing among and selecting insurance coverage, financial preparation for disasters)
418Number of people accessing programs and implementing strategies to support family economic well-being
* 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
90Number of producers who gain skills or knowledge to increase production for local markets.
37Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge.
13Number of pesticide applicators receiving continuing education credits
2Number of pesticide credit hours provided
15Number 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
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
12Number of producers who diversified their marketing strategies into local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional).
2Number of producers (and other members of the local food supply chain) who have increased revenue
8Number of new farms (beginning farmers) selling into local markets for local consumption (in this reporting period)
5Number of participants that have adopted farm safety practices
8Number 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
20Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge.
20Number of producers who gain skills or knowledge to increase production for local markets.
11Number of animal producers who increased knowledge of farm business management, business planning, financial management, marketing, or estate planning.
45Number of animal producers who learned how to develop a management plan (i.e. grazing plan, feeding plan, drought plan, business plan, disaster plan, etc.)
55Number 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.)
5Number of producers who increased knowledge of nutrition, ration balancing, mineral supplements, breeding, and reproduction
10Number 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
30Number of producers who increased knowledge of animal waste management practices
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
15Number of producers who diversified their marketing strategies into local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional).
8Number of new farms (beginning farmers) selling into local markets for local consumption (in this reporting period)
10Number of producers (and other members of the local food supply chain) who have increased revenue
7Number of participants that have adopted farm safety practices
20Number of producers adopting extension-recommended practices related to planning, marketing, and financial management
15Number of producers implementing Extension-recommended best management practices for animal waste management
25Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices related to pasture management
5Number of producers who adopted Extension-recommended best management practices and production changes related to nutrition, ration balancing, mineral supplement, breeding, and reproduction
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Our community development programs build strong and thriving communities.

Value* Outcome Description
179Number of participants who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems
14Number of participants who developed new jobs skills
1019Number of adult participants acquiring the skills needed to serve as a volunteer
140Number of participants acquiring knowledge and skills to convene and lead inclusive groups
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
63468Dollar value of in-kind resources contributed by organizations or community
500Value 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
80Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
32Total number of female participants in STEM program
21Number of high school age youth (students) participating as members of 4-H clubs
230Number of youth increasing knowledge of life skills
73Number of children/youth who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems.
80Number of youth increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, skills, and/or aspirations regarding leadership
35Number of youth demonstrating increased knowledge of natural resources and environmental issues
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
2Number of teachers using 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum in their classrooms
77Number of youth (students) gaining career / employability skills
82Number of youth (students) gaining entrepreneurship skills
224Number of youth using effective life skills
20Number of youth willing to participate in conservation actions
60Number of youth increasing their physical activity
7Number of youth volunteers serving in new or expanded roles within Extension
10Number of youth volunteers serving in new or expanded roles beyond Extension, including community boards and task forces
40Number of youth assuming new/expanded leadership roles in the community
99Number of youth increasing their fruit and vegetable consumption
17Number of youth who grow food in school gardens.
* 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.

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

Value* Outcome Description
2000Number 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
871Number of participants who use extension-recommended best management practices in landscapes, turf, and gardens, including pest (insect, weed, disease, wildlife) and soil management
996Number of participants selecting appropriate landscape plants (adapted, drought tolerant, appropriate size, etc.)
1000Number 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
545Number of participants who increase their knowledge of safe home food handling, preservation, or preparation practices
2Number of school personnel who increase their knowledge of School HACCP principles
25Number of participants who increase their knowledge of Good Farmers Market Practices
66Number of participants who increase their knowledge of Growing Safer Gardens
145Number of food handlers who increase their knowledge and skills in safe food handling practices
722Number of individuals who learn how to prepare local foods, including through use of home food preservation techniques.
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
68Number of new and existing access points for consumers that expand or improve their offering of local fruits and vegetables. Access points include farmers markets, retail stores, school food programs, community gardens, institutions other than schools (e.g. hospitals, universities, etc.), and other systems/access points not noted (e.g. restaurants, etc.).
204Number of participants developing food safety plans
809Number of adults increasing their fruit and vegetables consumption
110Number of participants increasing their physical activity
1352Number of pounds of local food donated for consumption by vulnerable populations
347Number of participants who consume less sodium in their diet
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

IV. Number of Contacts Made by Extension

Type of ContactNumber
Face-to-face* 26,428
Non face-to-face** 133,159
Total by Extension staff in 2019 159,587
* 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.

V. Designated Grants Received by Extension

Type of GrantAmount
Contracts/Grants $650,000.00
Gifts/Donations $3,482.63
In-Kind Grants/Donations $2,250.00
United Way/Foundations $0.00
User Fees $0.00
Total $655,732.63

VI. Volunteer Involvement in Extension Programs

Number of Volunteers* Number of Volunteer Hours Known client contacts by volunteers Dollar Value at 25.43
4-H 5 80 52 $ 2,034.00
Extension Master Gardener 114 9341 12455 $ 237,542.00
Other: Community, Family & Individual Development 500 1000 900 $ 25,430.00
Other: Food & Nutrition 50 500 300 $ 12,715.00
Total: 669 10921 13707 $ 277,721.00
* The number of volunteers reflects the overall number of volunteers for multiple events.

VII. Membership of Advisory Leadership System

Durham County Advisory Leadership Council
Donna Rewalt, CED
Carl Hodges, Jr.
Cheryl Lloyd
Denice Johnson
Evelyn Scott
Mary Flounoy
John Hefferman
Faye Lanier
Nancy Wykle
Rosemarie Gulla
Sonja Tilley
Theresa Clark
Ana Velasquez

4-H Advisory Committee
Carlos Moses, Extension Agent
Chandler Vatavuk
Michael Russell
Kay Dahms
Bonita Richardson
Colleen McClean
Sharon Barry
Maggie Healy
Betsy Vatavuk
Master Gardener Advisory Committee
Ashley Troth, Extension Agent
Karen Lauterbach
Wanda Crutchfield
Karen Walker
Claudia Crassweller
John Falletta
Lissa Lutz
Jeanie Brease
Briggs Avenue Garden Committee
Cheralyn Berry, Extension Agent
Rosetta Radtke
Kat Causey
Elsa Liner
John Goebel
Sally Parlier
Lisa Valdivia
Kids Voting Durham Advisory Committee
Carolyn Kreuger, Program Coordinator
Kelvin Bullock
DeWarren Langley
Kimberly Oberle
JC Swansey, Chair
Cimarron Reed
Claire Frade
Andrew Holland
Kelly Stevens
Angelina Schiavone

Transportation Advisory Board
Linda Thomas-Wallace, Transportation Program Manager
Brenda Taylor, Assistant Transportation Program Manager
Fred Myatt
Cedric Johnson
Zack Hawkins
David Morgan
David Mansor
Natalie Murdock
Calvin Bonaparte

VIII. Staff Membership

Donna Rewalt
Title: County Extension Director
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: drewalt@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Donna leads the Durham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension, promoting and strengthening Extension programming in the community & connecting individuals and groups to Extension resources in Agriculture and Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Community Outreach, and Early Childhood Development. She uses her community development expertise to build the capacity of community organizations through research-based programming and consultative services in leadership, advocacy, facilitation, team building, and strategic planning. She is a certified trainer in Real Colors, MBTI (Myers-Briggs), Durham Extension's Parent and Family Advocacy & Support Training (PFAST) program. She firmly believes in the power of Cooperative Extension to improve lives and make a difference in communities.

Jonas Asbill
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Livestock - Poultry
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: jonas_asbill@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Serving the poultry industry across 20 counties in the North Central and Northeast districts

Cheralyn Berry
Title: Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: (919) 560-0526
Email: cheralyn_schmidt@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Educating families and institutions on applied food and nutrition skills with a seed to table approach.

Alfonso Blanco
Title: Car Seat Program Coordinator
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: aescrib2@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Bilingual Car Seat Instructor/Technician.

Yvonne Cozart
Title: County Extension Support Specialist
Phone: (919) 560-0526
Email: ymcozart@ncsu.edu

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.

Christa Gibson
Title: Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: ctgibso2@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Christa provides coaching and training to parents of school-aged children in topics related to navigating the public school system. She also oversees communications for Durham County Cooperative Extension.

Carnetta Green
Title: Giving Closet Coordinator
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: cgreen7@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.

Mac Hulbert
Title: 4-H Extension Agent
Phone: (919) 560-8295
Email: gmhulber@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Youth Development for Durham County 4-H.

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

Pana Jones
Title: Extension Program Assistant
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: pana_jones@ncsu.edu

Stacey Jones
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse
Phone: (704) 920-3310
Email: stacey_jones@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: I work with commercial greenhouses and nurseries to help them with growing related issues. These issues range from pests (insect, disease, and weeds), substrates, nutrition, and other miscellaneous topics.

Pam Jordan
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (919) 560-0536
Email: pmjorda2@ncsu.edu

Peggie Lewis Joyce
Title: Area 4-H Agent - Central Region
Phone: (336) 242-2080
Email: peggie_lewis@ncsu.edu

Peggy Kernodle
Title: Family and Consumer Assoc. Agent
Phone: (919) 560-0523
Email: peggy_kernodle@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: FCS agent support: Ed. programming for Caregivers, Food safety/nutrition, Family Resource Mgmt, Stress Mgmt & Well-Being, Senior programming, PPP focus on relatives raising relative children

Email: cmkreuge@ncsu.edu

Erin Matoko
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (919) 560-7340
Email: elrobert@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Recruits, trains, and engages volunteers for multiple program areas.

Patience Mushipe-Mukelabai
Title: Welcome Baby Program Coordinator
Phone: (919) 560-7392
Email: pmmuship@ncsu.edu

Darnell Parker
Title: County Associate Extension Agent
Phone: (919) 560-0532
Email: darnell_parker@ncsu.edu

Yesenia Ponce Jovel
Title: Welcome Baby Office Assistant
Phone: (919) 560-7150
Email: yaponcej@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: First point of contact at Welcome Baby Family Resource Center.

Carmen Reeves
Title: Parent Educator
Phone: (919) 560-7390
Email: careeves@ncsu.edu

Cindy Riley
Title: Parent Educator
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: ckriley@ncsu.edu

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!

Karen Rodriguez
Title: Bilingual-Parent Educator
Phone: (919) 560-0525
Email: klrodri3@ncsu.edu

Evelyn Rojas-Ramirez
Title: Latino Parent Educator
Phone: (919) 560-7338
Email: evelyn_rojas@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Working with parents one on one, and in groups utilizing Incredible Years Baby, Toddlers, Preschoolers, parenting program, Parent as Teachers/partnering with Teen Parents , Triple P, Motheread. The implementation of curricula is according to the program standards and requirements. Work to develop and maintain positive, supportive working relationships with the participants and their families. Help parents set goals that are developmentally appropriate and also culturally sensitive.

Angelina Schiavone
Title: Latino Outreach Specialist
Phone: (919) 560-7978
Email: amschiav@ncsu.edu

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

Ashley Troth
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture
Phone: (919) 560-7290
Email: ashley_troth@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Helping home gardeners, landscape professionals, and farmers prosper through programs that provides one-on-one consultation, hands-on training, and ongoing support.

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.

IX. Contact Information

Durham County Center
721 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 560-0525
Fax: (919) 560-0530
URL: http://durham.ces.ncsu.edu