2018 Lenoir County Program Impact Report

Approved: January 23, 2019

I. Executive Summary

In 2018, the Lenoir County staff of NC Cooperative Extension focused on the following priority issues; developing life skills in youth, adults and families, increasing profitable and sustainable agriculture, conservation of natural resources and energy, improving the nutritional, economic health of youth and families and developing local food systems.

Lenoir County Government approved an operating budget of $465,840 for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Through various delivery methods, staff recorded 113,919 face-to-face contacts. In order to support programming efforts, $1,716,764.87 in grants funds were secured.

Agriculture and agribusiness make up over 27% of the county economic development. The Lenoir County Farmers Market opened the 2018 season with 12 Market Association members and vendors and the Rick Holder Annex has begun construction on a community/commercial kitchen. Extension livestock programs work directly with producers to make their operations more profitable and sustainable. In 2018: 345 Animal Waste Operators were re-certified, farmers saved $65,000 in costs by utilizing technical services provided by Extension, $77,000 in grants and community donations were received in support of youth livestock programs, and $32,700 in regulatory fines were prevented from being charged to farmers because of Extension assistance. Grant funds in the amount of $9,500 were received to enhance youth and adult livestock programs. The 4-H Livestock program continues to thrive with hands on learning projects like the Coastal Plains Livestock Show and Sale, Coastal Plains Regional Chicken Project, Down East Dairy Project, 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon, 4-H Stockman’s Bowl and 4-H Livestock Judging. Production meetings were held for tobacco, soybeans, corn and hemp, over 400 producers attended the meetings. The increase in one-on-one farm visits reveals a greater impact in the area of problem diagnosis and targeted recommendations. Lenoir County Agricultural Agents assisted over 100 individuals with hurricane disaster relief applications, in order to aide with loss due to hurricane Florence. A total of 11,771 plastic pesticide containers were collected at 15,489 lbs. and kept out of the Lenoir County landfill. Since the program begun in 2006, Lenoir County farmers have recycled over 172,135 plastic pesticide containers. It is estimated this program has saved Lenoir County taxpayers over $279,082 in landfill space alone. A total of 167 pesticide and 6 soil fumigant applicators completed continuing education training. Thirteen pesticide applicators were successfully fit tested and certified to wear a respirator when applying pesticides.

Lenoir County Extension Master Gardeners have reported completion of over 175 hours of education time enabling them to volunteer 1190 hours in the county. The community benefited from locally raised garden plants, children's garden activities and grants for teachers and a college student. The estimated value of the program is $293,811. The Neuse Regional Beekeepers made up of 82 members assist the county by providing removal of swarms and educational events. New beekeepers were trained in a month-long class in February increasing the number of hives for local fruit and vegetable pollination.

In 2018, Lenoir County 4-H reached 6,522 youth through programming such as 4-H clubs, special interest events, the Lenoir County Fair, livestock youth events, special community partnerships and through school enrichment programs. Additionally, in 2018, over $43,973 was secured in grant and fund-raising dollars. These are used to conduct 4-H Preventions Programming and staff, send youth to 4-H camp, conduct embryology, and to support the shooting sports program. Through the permanent car seat checking station over 70 seats were inspected by technicians, 12 seats were distributed to families, and 5 technicians were certified.

Twenty-three senior citizens congregate meal sites participated in "Eat Smart Move More Take Control". Over 55% stated they had made positive changes by to their diet and physical activity. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program, through 6 volunteers conducted 10 clinics in 3 separate locations. Over 350 beneficiaries in Lenoir County were assisted with Medicare questions, 185 of which were counseled during Part D Annual Open Enrollment.
Twenty-one Extension and Community Association members in Lenoir County logged more than 2,869 hours of volunteer services to Cooperative Extension and Lenoir County, saving the county $70,836.00.

Through Parenting Matters, a family and parent education program for referred families, 17 youth and 47 parents are making better choices. Through this program, over 34 youth have been provided with community service opportunities to satisfy a condition of their probation, totaling 270 hours. Over 400 families participated in the Parents As Teachers Program, 80 families were served.

Two hundred and twenty-six families and 267 youth participated in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), all reported increasing their knowledge of nutrition by 90-95%.

II. County Background

Lenoir County, NC is a blend of agriculture and manufacturing. Lenoir County has a population of approximately 58,000. The population make-up includes 55.7% white, 41.3% black and 7.7% Latino. Those over 60, or the senior population are 18.8%. Nearly 30% of the economy of Lenoir County is comes from agribusiness and agriculture production.

In the Lenoir County Plan of Work for 2018, County staff will focus on the following priority issues; Developing life skills in youth, adults and families; Increasing profitable and sustainable agriculture; Conservation of natural resources and energy; Improving the nutritional and economical health of youth and families; and Developing local food systems.

Lenoir County families need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to adopt nutritionally sound diets, to provide a safe food supply, to make good use of food dollars, and to increase physical activity. Creating an ecologically friendly environment in homes and communities will further contribute to building healthy families. The delivery of parent education programs will equip parents with practical skills in child development. Centering on functional and thriving families as the basis for a strong community makes Cooperative Extension's mission of a healthier and stronger community a reality. Lenoir County CES offers four parent education programs.

Nationwide, child restraints are utilized incorrectly four out of 5 times. Cooperative Extension houses one of two Permanent Checking Stations in Lenoir County. This educates parents and caregivers on the correct selection and installation of their child restraint. Once a month the checking station is open to the public for approximately two hours and the public can also call for appointments.

Farmers will increase their capacity to supply product for local food sales through market planning efforts, producer and consumer education, beginning farmer training programs and local market infrastructure development. Farmers' markets and the Lenoir County Farmers Market businesses continue to increase, as do multiple efforts in providing available local sustainable food and agricultural product. The Local Foods Initiative continues to be a focus.

Animal Waste Operators apply wastewater from animal operations to crops and pastures for adequate utilization of nutrients. In order to preserve the surface water quality, Extension educates these producers in the proper record keeping methods, safety precautions, and calibration procedures that will allow them to operate their system in an efficient manner as well as protect their environment.

Livestock owners are dealing with increased seed, feed, and fertilizer prices and must consistently use innovative marketing strategies and husbandry practices to increase their profits. Extension provides educational opportunities for producers of livestock to increase their awareness of marketing options and enable them to gain and maintain necessary certifications to qualify for suitable markets.

Pesticide Applicators use products that can increase productivity in lawns, turf, and agriculture enterprises. For the safety of the public, consumer, and the applicator himself, these individuals are educated by Extension on safety precautions, application rates, and label restrictions. This training allows Pesticide Applicators to provide a service for themselves or others in a safe manner.

Production agriculture remains extremely important for the financial well-being for the citizens of Lenoir County. Producers, part-time or full time need to move towards marketing product globally using the latest technology, while meeting new compliance regulations. Plans continue to expand membership in the Lenoir County Voluntary Agriculture District Program.

Lenoir County 4-H strives each year to cultivate quality citizens for our community. Through our traditional 4-H programs, 4-H Prevention programming and partnerships we are able to provide in school and out of school opportunities. Innovative programs have been created through school and community partnerships to help youth develop essential leadership, communication and team building skills through interactive learning opportunities. These opportunities are designed to help boost self-confidence and decrease the incidences of bullying, substance abuse and destructive decision making through quality character education programming.

Community gardening provides numerous opportunities to meet the needs of Lenoir County residents. Those seeking to maintain healthy lifestyles, to increase physical activity, to develop gardening skills and to learn how to recycle will benefit from participation in the children’s garden. Hands-on opportunities to meet the desire for information on nutritional foods will be offered. Groups can work towards a common goal, encourage decision-making and problem solving and improve the urban environment and relationships among citizens.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) will address nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income families, particularly those with young children. Through a community-based, relationship-driven, hands-on educational approach, EFNEP has directly impacted economic, obesity, and food insecurity challenges that hinder the health and well-being in Lenoir County.

Former participants, partner agency staff, and others serve important roles with the EFNEP Program in Lenoir County. They reach out to potential program participants, provide opportunities and locations to teach, assist with class management, and facilitate program participation by offering transportation, babysitting, food supplies, and material resources.

III. Objectives to Address the Cooperative Extension Long Range Plan

North Carolina's plant production systems will become more profitable and sustainable.

Value* Outcome Description
221Number 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
7Number of Extension initiated and controlled County demonstration test sites (new required for GLF/PSI reporting)
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
88Number 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
36250Net income gains realized by the adoption of best management practices, including those practices related to nutrient management, conservation, production, cultivars, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), business management, and marketing
38Number of producers reporting increased dollar returns per acre or reduced costs per acre
26Number of producers reporting reduction in fertilizer used per acre
53475Number of acres in conservation tillage or other Best Management Practice
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

North Carolina's animal production systems will become more profitable and sustainable.

Value* Outcome Description
110Number of animal 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
16Number of animal producers adopting Extension-recommended best management practices, including those practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices
30000Net income gains by producers adopting Extension-recommended best management practices, including those practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices
110Number of animal producers implementing Extension-recommended best management practices for animal waste management
1600000Net income gain by using livestock organic by-products instead of synthetic fertilizers
99Number of waste management certifications gained or maintained due to Extension education efforts
1750Number of acres where Extension-recommended waste analysis was used for proper land application
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Producers will increase sales of food locally to more agriculturally aware consumers through market development, producer and consumer education, and new farmer and infrastructure support.

Value* Outcome Description
47Number of producers who gain skills or knowledge to increase production for local markets.
225Number of adults (including producers, food business owners, etc.) who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems.
63Number of children/youth who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems.
47Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge.
375Number 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
47Number of producers selling their agricultural products to local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional) for consumption in NC.
4Number of producers who diversified their marketing strategies into local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional).
47Number of producers (and other members of the local food supply chain) who have increased revenue.
2Number of new farms (beginning farmers) selling into local markets for local consumption (in this reporting period).
130Number of individuals who grow food in community gardens.
400Number of pounds of local foods donated for consumption by vulnerable populations.
120Number of youth who grow food in school gardens.
300Number of pounds of fresh produce donated for consumption by vulnerable populations.
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Agricultural producers, workers, food handlers and consumers will adopt safer food and agricultural production, handling, and distribution practices that reduce workplace and home injuries/illnesses, enhance food security, and increase the quality and safety of food that North Carolinians prepare and consume.

Value* Outcome Description
10Number of persons certified in Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) or Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Individuals and groups will acquire leadership and decision making capacities needed to guide and actively participate in local and state organizations.

Value* Outcome Description
62Number of adults increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, skills, and/or aspirations regarding leadership
62Number of adults assuming new/expanded leadership roles in the community
2658Number of youth increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, skills, and/or aspirations regarding leadership
5158Number of youth assuming new/expanded leadership roles in the community
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
62Number of adults increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, skills, and/or aspirations regarding leadership
62Number of adults assuming new/expanded leadership roles in the community
2658Number of youth increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, skills, and/or aspirations regarding leadership
2658Number of youth assuming new/expanded leadership roles in the community
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Youth and adults will address community issues and/or challenges through volunteerism.

Community members, organizations and local government will engage in collaborative dialog and decision-making to build economically, socially and environmentally resilient communities. This will be done through inclusive engagement, partnership building, and/or community planning.

Value* Outcome Description
300Number of participants increasing knowledge and skills in convening and leading inclusive, representative groups (including limited resources, new resident, or immigrant groups) for evidence based community development
300Number of participants developing skills in leading community, economic, and/or disaster planning and change
130Number of communities that have included agricultural and food system considerations into disaster preparedness plans or procedures due to Extension’s involvement
552Number of residents that increase their knowledge in disaster preparedness planning, mitigation and recovery
150Number 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)
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
2Number of local food councils in which Extension is involved
552Number of participants who adopted disaster preparedness and mitigation practices
130000Dollar value of in-kind resources (funding, in-kind service or volunteers) contributed to Projects or Programs in which Extension was critically involved by an organization or community to support community or economic development work
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Parents and caregivers will effectively use recommended parenting, self care practices and community resources.

Value* Outcome Description
123Number of youth and adults increasing knowledge of life skills (such as goal setting, stress management, self-care and healthy relationships)
76Number of adults increasing their knowledge of community resources
76Number of adults and professionals increasing their knowledge of human development over the life course and emerging best practices in parenting and caregiving
76Number of parents and other caregivers of children increasing their knowledge of positive parenting practices (such as communication and discipline)
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
123Number of youth and adults using effective life skills (such as goal setting, stress management, self-care and healthy relationships)
76Number of adults increasing their use of identified community resources
76Number of parents/other caregivers of children adopting positive parenting practices (such as communication and discipline)
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Futures that Work: School to Career Pathways

Value* Outcome Description
15Number of teachers trained in 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum
900Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
600Total number of female participants in STEM program
300Number of youth (students) participating in 4-H dropout prevention (student at-risk) programs
30Number of high school age youth (students) participating as members of 4-H clubs
600Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge of career/employability skills
53Number of adults increasing knowledge of career/employability skills
600Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge of entrepreneurship
53Number of adults increasing knowledge of entrepreneurship
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
25Number of teachers using 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum in their classrooms
90Number of youth (students) gaining knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
2600Number of youth (students) gaining career / employability skills
53Number of adults gaining career / employability skills
50Number of youth (students) gaining entrepreneurship skills
200Number of adults gaining entrepreneurship skills
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Consumers and communities will enhance the value of plants, animals, and landscapes while conserving valuable natural resources and protecting the environment.

Value* Outcome Description
49Number of participants improving knowledge, attitude, skills and aspirations regarding gardening and landscape practices including plant selection and placement, turfgrass management, soil management, growing food, water conservation and water quality preservation, storm water and erosion management, green waste management, pest and wildlife management
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
43Number of participants who use extension-recommended best management practices in landscapes, turf, and gardens, including pest (insect, weed, disease) management, fertility management, water conservation, water quality preservation and pruning techniques
32Number of participants selecting appropriate landscape plants (adapted, drought tolerant, appropriate size, etc.)
150Cost savings from the appropriate selection of landscape plants
31Number of participants growing food for home consumption
54Value of produce grown for home consumption
19Number of participants adopting composting
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

Youth and adult program participants will make healthy food choices, achieve the recommended amount of physical activity and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases.

Value* Impact Description
137Number of adults increasing their fruit and vegetables consumption
264Number of youth increasing their fruit and vegetable consumption
401Number of participants increasing their physical activity
5Number of adults who reduce their blood pressure
4Number of adults who improve their blood glucose (A1c.)level
5Number of adults who reduce their total cholesterol
136Number 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* 37,698
Non face-to-face** 144,953
Total by Extension staff in 2018 182,651
* 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 $1,928,548.00
Gifts/Donations $15,800.00
In-Kind Grants/Donations $2,500.00
United Way/Foundations $1,700.00
User Fees $0.00
Total $1,948,548.00

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: 60 1,342 2,679 $ 34,127.00
Advisory Leadership System: 5 24 50 $ 610.00
Extension Community Association: 15 2,808 50 $ 71,407.00
Extension Master Gardener: 0 0 0 $ 0.00
Other: 83 761 2,898 $ 19,352.00
Total: 163 4935 5677 $ 125,497.00
* The number of volunteers reflects the overall number of volunteers for multiple events.

VII. Membership of Advisory Leadership System

Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council
Anne Gaddis
Alton Roberson
Linda Sutton
Claude Davis
Gary Byrd
Tommy Hardy
E.D. Robinson
Warren Hardy
Curtis Smith
John Mohrfeld
Dr Randy Jones
Robert Jones
Amy Moye
Steve Porter
Caroline Edwards
Joel Dixon
Sue Johnson
Jill Croom
Jan Barwick
Pat Bizzell
George Ormond
Don Baker
Bob Gaddis
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Livestock and Forages Specialized Committee
John Mohrfeld
Preston Sutton
Hope Davis
Ken Rouse
Dr. Randy Jones
Lenoir County 4-H Adult Leaders Advisory Council
Gloria Wiggins treasurer 
Kelly Tyndall
Ann Tyndall
Brenda Foss
Dian Pike
Susan Lacoco
Hope Davis
A.G. Smith
Chad Bullock
Lenoir County 4-H Advisory Council
Steve Roman
Karyl Willis
Velvet Tyndall
Mac Daughety
Linda Rouse Sutton
Carla Wetherington
Samantha Wiggins
Nicole Sugg
David Mooring
Becky Hines
Lenoir County 4-H Youth Advisory Council
Caroline Edwards
Bryce Smith
Joshua Boone
Riley Smith 
Mary Elizabeth Morris
Alabama Tyndall
Macy Price
Shelby Greene
RJ Foss
Lenoir County 4-H Prevention Advisory Committee
Courtney Boyette
Susan Glover
Velvet Tyndall
Sonya Howell
Jim McLain
Steve Roman
Lenoir County Horticulture Committee
Peggy Afarian
Pat Bizzell
Margaret Butler
Don Baker
Jo Carroll
Cheryl Crouse
Bill Fox
Georgia Ormond
Lenoir County Family and Consumer Science
Pat Jenkins
Alex Sugg
Barbara Perry
Christy Hobbs
Lisa Jones
Alma Fields
Kristin Alexander
Parenting
Steve Roman
Jennifer Short
Kelly Tyndall
Velvet Tyndall
Jerry Burns
Pam Stokes
Small Farms Specialized Committee
Warren Brothers
Ronald Hanchey
Woody Tyndall
Luby Measley
Steve Porter
M. R. Williams
Parents As Teachers Advisory Board
Steve Roman
Crystal Rouse
Dina Smith
Ashlee Byrd
Agriculture Committee
Clay King
Rod Smith
Sara Sweeting
Mark Rouse
Wil Sutton
Scotty Ginn
Taylor Ginn
Freddy Sutton
Brent Herring
Lenoir County Farmers Market Advisory Committee
Pat Jenkins
Ben Knight
Curtis Smith
Steve Porter
Ronnie Hanchey
Warren Brothers
Jan Parson
Pat Walston
Dexter Whitley
Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Construction Committee
Tammy Kelly
Eve Honeycutt
Steve Killette
Mac Daughtey
Craig Hill
Linda Sutton
Rod Smith
Alton Roberson
Ray Collier
John Howard

VIII. Staff Membership

Tammy Kelly
Title: County Extension Director
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: tammy_kelly@ncsu.edu

Walter Adams
Title: Agriculture and Natural Resources Technician
Phone: (910) 296-2143
Email: walter_adams@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Providing researched based educational material to small and limited resource farmers in Duplin and Lenoir county. I am the Pesticide Recertification Coordinator and in charge of the Pesticide Container Recycling and Pesticide Disposal in Duplin and Lenoir county. I also, work with the Farm Service Agancy, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and County Soil and Water office to help farmers with a wide variety of conservation programs.

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

Mike Frinsko
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture
Phone: (252) 448-9621
Email: mofrinsk@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provide technical training and assistance to commercial aquaculture producers in the Southeast Extension District

Peg Godwin
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: peg_godwin@ncsu.edu

Jessica Griffin
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: jessica_griffin@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.

Eve Honeycutt
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Lenoir and Greene
Phone: (252) 521-1706
Email: eve_honeycutt@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Develop quality programs for Greene and Lenoir Counties relating to Animal Waste Management, Livestock Production, and Forages.

Patricia Jenkins
Title: Lenoir County Farmers Market
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: patricia_jenkins@ncsu.edu

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

Steve Killette
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: sakillet@ncsu.edu

Colby Lambert
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Forestry
Phone: (910) 814-6041
Email: colby_lambert@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provides educational opportunities and technical support to forest landowners, agents, and forest industry in eastern North Carolina.

Danny Lauderdale
Title: Area Specialized Agent, 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.

Bill Lord
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Water Resources
Phone: (919) 496-3344
Email: william_lord@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Water quality education and technical assistance

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.

Stephanie McDonald-Murray
Title: Regional Nutrition Extension Associate - Southeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed
Phone: (910) 296-2143
Email: stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Job Description: Provides programmatic supervision to the EFNEP program in the South East District.

Teresa Morris
Title: EFNEP Educator, Extension Program Associate
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: teresa_morris@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provides nutritional education programming for limited resources families and youth.

Trudy Pickett
Title: Retired
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: trudy_pickett@ncsu.edu

Diana Rashash
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Water Quality/Waste Management
Phone: (910) 455-5873
Email: diana_rashash@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Water and wastewater issues of all types: stormwater, aquatic weed ID & control, water quality & quantity, septic systems, animal waste, land application of wastewater, environment & sustainability, climate, etc.

Lisa Rayburn
Title: Area Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture
Phone: (910) 455-5873
Email: lisa_rayburn@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Serving Onslow, Jones, Lenoir and Craven counties

Steve Roman
Title: 4-H Parent Educator
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: steve_roman@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: I teach several different parenting classes: A class for teens who are parents, a class for any parent having trouble with their child's behavior on for just general knowledge to gain parenting skills and a class for parents who are divorcing

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.

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

Alyssa Spence
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agromedicine, Farm Health & Safety
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: arramsey@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: I work with the NCSU Applied Ecology-Toxicology & Agromedicine Department to serve the18 counties in the Southeast District, providing health/safety resources and programming to field agents in this area.

Wesley Stallings
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops
Phone: (910) 455-5873
Email: wcstalli@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Agriculture-Grain Crops

Jennifer Stroud
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: jennifer_stroud@ncsu.edu

Alex Sugg-Kennedy
Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: alex_sugg@ncsu.edu

Sarah Suggs
Title: County Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: sesuggs@ncsu.edu

Angelene Thomas
Title: Parent Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Rural Health and Safety Education
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: athoma22@ncsu.edu

Allan Thornton
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits
Phone: (910) 592-7161
Email: allan_thornton@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Vegetable Extension Specialist. Conducts Extension and applied research programs for commercial vegetable and fruit growers and agents in eastern North Carolina.

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

Kelly Tyndall
Title: Area Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: (252) 448-9621
Email: kelly_tyndall@ncsu.edu

Velvet Tyndall
Title: Program Assistant, Parent Education - Parent Education - Child Safety
Phone: (252) 527-2191
Email: velvet_tyndall@ncsu.edu

Mitch Woodward
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality
Phone: (919) 250-1112
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

Lenoir County Center
1791 Hwy 11 55
Kinston, NC 28504

Phone: (252) 527-2191
Fax: (252) 527-1290
URL: http://lenoir.ces.ncsu.edu