2018 Moore County Plan of Work

Approved: January 25, 2018

I. County Background

Moore County is a largely rural county with eleven incorporated small towns. The county covers almost 700 square miles of land area in central North Carolina. It is part of a region known as the “Sandhills” and borders Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, Randolph, Chatham, and Lee counties. Moore County is characterized by the sandy soil and rolling hills. The 2000 Census revealed that Moore County’s population was 74,768, but by the end of 2017, the population was estimated to be at 97,597. This is an increase of 23.4% since the last census. The NC Budget and Management Office projects that by the year 2030, the county’s population will be around 115,154, which will be about an additional 15.2% increase from the 2017 estimation or about a 35.01% increase from 2000.

Tourism, agriculture, healthcare, education, and government are the largest economic sectors and employers. Agriculture in the Sandhills makes up close to 20% of the economic output based on dollars of production. Moore County has seen an increase in the number of people aged 20 to 45 moving to the area, as more and more people in this age group are discovering the business and employment opportunities, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and the realignment of Fort Bragg. Our communities continue to attract active retirees as well. Moore County is growing, but with its large land area, it maintains a more rural, uncongested feeling.

The county's northern half is considered part of the Southern Piedmont area in North Carolina with rolling hills and predominantly deciduous forests. The county historically has water supply issues due to its geography and geology. The county's lower portion is a part of the Sandhills Region characterized by longleaf pines, scrub oaks, and sandy soils.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture, twenty thousand acres of farmland has been lost to urbanization pressures since 2007, fortunately, this trend has slowed but continues to be a concern. Moore County has lost more farmland than all but three counties in the state that leads the nation in farmland lost.

The local Extension staff's 2007 Environmental Scan collected detailed demographic and programmatic information. The 2018 Plan of Work uses that data along with other needs assessment data collected throughout 2008-2017. Program committees, volunteers, and clients are routinely consulted in facilitated discussion in both paper and online surveys. Educational programs are developed from these responses and include Profitable Agriculture & Local Foods, Volunteer Development, School to Career Skill Development, and Healthy Families. These program goals are endorsed by the Moore County Advisory Council and will guide the program moving forward. Program impacts are measured through participant feedback and program evaluations given to program participants at the completion of implemented programs and through testimonials of results voluntarily given by participants who have adopted practices learned from Extension programs. Program impacts will be useful to ensure planned programs are meeting the needs of constituents and are meeting the 2018 Plan of Work.

The 2018 Plan of Work also includes building and strengthening Extension's capabilities through continued involvement in public policy education, facilitating applicable community issues, and engaging county partnerships to address common goals. Extension partners with Moore County Government, the Moore County Chamber of Commerce, MooreHealth, Partners in Progress (local economic development) to develop adult community leaders through the Moore County Leadership Institutes, Sandhills Farm School and more. Other partnerships designed to promote sustainable and profitable farming systems include the Sandhills Farmers' Cooperative, Green Fields Sandhills, and Sandhills Farm to Fork. Youth gain leadership skills through the 4-H and youth leadership programs. The Moore CED serves on the board of MooreHealth, a county collaborative committee that includes the Moore County Health Department, representatives from the First Health medical system, and non-profit health agencies that work together to address and find community solutions to chronic dietary and lifestyle-related diseases. By vigorously fostering county and community partnerships and collaborative efforts, Moore County Extension can most effectively build community capacity, meet the needs of Moore County residents and advance the Extension objectives that best serve Moore County.

II. Objectives to Address the Cooperative Extension Long Range Plan

North Carolina's plant production systems will become more profitable and sustainable.
North Carolina's agricultural crops industry makes major contributions to local communities and the state’s economy. In 2014, the estimated farm gate value of crops was $4.72 billion, placing NC as the 17th largest in the nation. North Carolina is one of the most diversified agriculture states in the nation. The state's 50,200 farmers grow over 80 different commodities, utilizing 8.4 million of the state's 31 million acres to furnish consumers a dependable and affordable supply of food and fiber. Tobacco remains one of the state's most predominant farm commodities. North Carolina produces more tobacco and sweet potatoes than any other state and ranks second in Christmas tree cash receipts. The state also produces a significant amount of cucumbers for pickles, lima beans, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, strawberries, bell peppers, blueberries, chili peppers, fresh market cucumbers, snap beans, cabbage, eggplant, watermelons, pecans, peaches, squash, apples, sweet corn, tomatoes, and grapes. There is continual technological change and the relative profitability of individual farm enterprises changes over time; therefore, farmers must respond by modifying their farming operations. Changes in consumer demand create new opportunities for producers. Growth in alternative forms of agriculture will include, among others, organic and niche market production. Educational and training programs for producers of plant agricultural products and services will enhance their ability to achieve financial and lifestyle goals and to enhance economic development locally, regionally and statewide.
North Carolina's animal production systems will become more profitable and sustainable.
North Carolina's livestock industry makes major contributions to local communities and the state’s economy. In 2014, the estimated farm gate value of livestock, dairy, and poultry was $8.85 billion, placing NC as the 7th largest in the nation. Hogs & pigs have historically been an important part of North Carolina agriculture. The industry has changed dramatically since the 1980s from the small farm raising a few hogs to large confinement type operations. North Carolina's number of cattle & calves on farms has remained relatively stable throughout time. Milk cow inventory and milk production have continued to decline in the state. Unlike other commodities, broiler production in North Carolina is increasing throughout the state. There is continual technological change and the relative profitability of individual farm enterprises changes over time; therefore, farmers must respond by modifying their farming operations. Changes in consumer demand create new opportunities for producers. Growth in alternative forms of agriculture will include, among others, organic, niche market production, and pasture-raised livestock. Educational and training programs for producers of animal agricultural products and services will enhance their ability to achieve financial and lifestyle goals and to enhance economic development locally, regionally and statewide.
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.
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. The fastest growing area of consumer demand in agriculture continues to be organic. Farmers' markets continue to expand as do multiple efforts in local sustainable agriculture. Nationally, "Buy Local, Buy Fresh" movements have emerged in the face of concerns about the risks involved in long distance transportation of industrialized food production. Increasingly, public officials and business leaders see promotion of local farm products as good public policy and local economic development. Additionally, individuals will learn to supplement their current diet by growing their own fruits and vegetables as individuals or as community groups.
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.
Training and educational programs for farmers, agricultural workers, food handlers, and consumers will provide research-based programming, materials, information and expertise to compel these individuals to implement practices relating to the overall safety and security for the food supply and farming systems. Components of this include on-farm, packinghouse, and transportation management, retail and food service establishments, and consumer’s homes. Therefore targeted audiences include farmers and agricultural workers and their families, food handlers and workers (both amateur and commercial), transporters, processors, business operators, food service and retail staff, supervisors of any food facility, long term care facility staff and individuals who purchase, prepare and serve food in their homes. With an estimated 76 million foodborne illnesses annually, costing an estimated $1.4 trillion, food safety highlights a specific area of risk to be addressed by Cooperative Extension. The recent produce-related foodborne illness outbreaks have brought public attention to a problem that has been increasing nationally for the last ten years. The issues of foodborne illness and food safety pose immediate risks for farmers affecting the areas of economics, consumer demand, and market access. Because no processing or kill steps are involved with produce that is typically eaten raw, the best measures to limit microorganisms and fresh produce related illness are to prevent microbes from contaminating the product. Practices like Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Good Handling Practices (GHPs), and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) represent a systematic preventive approach to food safety, protecting agricultural products as they move from farm to retail and restaurants and finally to families. While there is currently no legal requirements for growers to implement GAPs, buyers have responded to the public concern by requiring their produce growers to adhere to current guidelines and possibly even require GAPs certification. The main areas of concern incorporate production, harvesting, packing, and transporting produce in the areas of water quality, manure management, domestic and wildlife management, worker health and hygiene, transportation, traceability, and documentation. For North Carolina growers to be competitive and produce safe product, it is important that they gain knowledge about and implement food safety programs that minimize physical, chemical and biological hazards Food safety risks do not stop at primary production. As risks associated with pathogens can occur at many junctions between primary production and consumption, food safety is a truly farm-to-fork issue. The World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have defined 5 factors that lead to foodborne illness outbreaks: Inadequate cooking or processing procedures; improper storage and holding temperatures, cross-contamination between potentially contaminated raw materials and ready-to-eat foods (either directly or through poor sanitation); and poor implementation of personal hygiene practices. The preventative steps targeting risk reduction taken at each of the components making up the food supply chain are critical in preventing food-borne illness. Educational programs including ServSAFE, School HACCP workshops, food safety at childcare and senior centers, and targeted farm-to-fork food safety inclusion for all food handlers is necessary for important for advances in knowledge and implementation of preventative programs. Equally important is that families and children have a secure food supply. Hunger in American households has risen by 43 percent over the last five years, according to an analysis of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data released in the report "Household Food Security in the United States, 2004." The analysis, completed by the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University, shows that more than 7 million people have joined the ranks of the hungry since 1999. The USDA report says that 38.2 million Americans live in households that suffer directly from hunger and food insecurity, including nearly 14 million children. That figure is up from 31 million Americans in 1999. Limited-resource, socially disadvantaged and food-insecure individuals, families and communities will be provided with information and opportunities to enhance household food, diet and nutritional security. Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, and consistently ranks as the first, second or third most deadly industry along with mining and construction. Agriculture is unique in that the work and home place are often the same, exposing both workers and family members to hazards. In the United States on average each year, there are 700 deaths and 140,000 injuries to those who work in agriculture, defined as farming, forestry and fishing. Farmers, farmworkers and their families are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries (primarily from tractor roll-overs, machinery entanglements, and animal handling incidents), musculo-skeletal conditions, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, heat stress and heat stroke, pesticide exposure and illness, skin diseases, behavioral health issues, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. The health and safety of migrant and seasonal farmworkers are complicated by other conditions such as infectious disease, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as cultural and language barriers. Farmers and farmworkers alike are subject to lack of access to health care. Agricultural injury and illness are costly, with total US annual costs reaching $4.5 billion and per farm costs equaling $2,500, or 15% of net income. Median health care coverage for farm families is $6,000 per year. In North Carolina, 27% of farm families do not have health insurance, while 29% of farmers do not have health insurance. Many others have health care coverage with high annual deductibles and high premiums. Agromedicine is a comprehensive, collaborative approach involving both agricultural and health scientists to develop solutions addressing the health and safety issues of the agricultural community through research, education and outreach. The North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, a partnership of NC State University, NC A&T State University and East Carolina University in collaboration with others, develops and evaluates effective programs to reduce injury and illness in agriculture, forestry and fishing. One such program is called Certified Safe Farm (CSF) and AgriSafe. CSF and AgriSafe were first developed and researched in Iowa. CSF and AgriSafe are being adapted to North Carolina agriculture by the NC Agromedicine Institute and its Cooperative Extension collaborators. Certified Safe Farm combines AgriSafe health services (wellness and occupational health screenings and personal protection equipment selection and fit services) conducted by trained AgriSafe health providers, on-farm safety reviews conducted by trained Extension agents, and community education and outreach to achieve safety and health goals established by participating farmers and their employees and families. Insurance incentives and safety equipment cost-share programs for participating farmers are still being developed. Other ongoing educational programs addressing agricultural health and safety include farm safety days for children, youth, or families, employee hands-on farm safety training, the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program for youth, and youth ATV operator safety certification programs.
Youth and adults will address community issues and/or challenges through volunteerism.
Youth and adult volunteers in North Carolina contribute thousands of hours each year to strengthen communities and create strong foundations for the future. As these individuals engage in service, they are gaining new skills, generating new programs to serve their communities, building successful organizations, and fostering an ethic of service. Cooperative Extension is poised to support the development of interpersonal skills, leadership experiences, and content knowledge to ensure that citizens are prepared to engage in meaningful service throughout the lifespan. Current research suggests that youth and adult participation positively impacts civic engagement and contributes to the development of leadership capacities. With its presence in every county, Cooperative Extension is uniquely positioned to contribute to building a stronger ethic of service among youth and adults.
Futures that Work: School to Career Pathways
We are living in a new economy powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge. Extension programs provide opportunities for youth and adults to improve their level of education and increase their skills that enable them to be competitive in our global society and workforce.
Youth and adult program participants will make healthy food choices, achieve the recommended amount of physical activity and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases.
Many North Carolinians are affected by chronic disease and conditions that compromise their quality of life and well-being. Heart disease, stroke and cancer continue to be leading causes of death in our state. In addition, obesity and obesity related chronic diseases such as diabetes continue to rise at alarming rates. Healthy eating and physical activity are critical to achieve optimal health. Many North Carolinians have diets that are too high in calories and too low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Portion sizes, foods eaten away-from-home and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages continue to rise. In addition, most North Carolinians do not engage in regular physical activity. The prevalence of overweight and obesity has nearly doubled in the past 10 years. If the trend of overweight is not slowed, it will eliminate the progress we have made in reducing the burden of weigh-related chronic disease. One in every three US children born after 2000 will become diabetic unless many more people start eating less and exercising more. The cost of obesity in North Carolina in health care costs alone is over 2 billion dollars. There are many proposed reasons for the obesity epidemic, however unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are widely recognizes as primary contributors to the problem. Those who make healthy food choices and are physically active are more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy weight as well reduce chronic diseases. Ultimately, this will lead to reduction in health care costs, increased longevity, greater productivity and improved quality of life.

III. Other Objectives

2015 County Plan of Work

IV. Relationship to County Government Objectives

Moore County Cooperative Extension values the relationship established with the County of Moore. The County Extension Director attends monthly and specialized Department Head meetings and submits weekly and monthly reports to the County Manager. The county's mission, "Providing exceptional services that make Moore County a premier community in which to live, work, and raise a family," aligns the mission of Extension. Moore County Extension Center's collective Plan of Work has focused its work on four goals: Profitable Agriculture & Local Foods, Volunteer Development, School to Career Skill Development and Healthy Families. These goals reflect three of the county's strategic plan initiatives: Be known as a customer friendly local government; Encourage and support the sustainability of our communities; Deliver efficient public services that are accessible, responsive, dependable and positively impact people.

Cooperative Extension and other departments prepare budgets focused on county public service delivery goals. Each department's goals are reviewed in the budget development process by the manager/budget team with final approval by the county commissioners.

Cooperative Extension teams with other county departments to improve communicating with the citizens of Moore County and the Sandhills area.

The County Manager and his Administrative Assistant collaborate with the 4-H Agent to provide a summer internship for youth ages 14 and up. This partnership allows young people an opportunity to learn about county government, develop leadership skills and provides a service to the county.

Cooperative Extension serves on the County Animal Response Team (CART). The CART develops a structure for locating pets at emergency shelters and conducting training for large animal rescue. The County Extension Director and livestock agent are members of the county's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Agriculture Center's large meeting room will serve as replacement offices for county departments impacted by any disasters.

An annual "Report To The Commissioners" is presented at the County Commissioners Meeting to share program success and impacts. Additionally, during Farm-City Week county commissioners and other public officials are quests at a "Day of Ag" event that introduces them to some of the various Extension programs that address the scope and economic impact of agriculture in Moore County.

V. Diversity Plan

Moore County Cooperative Extension is committed to embracing the value of diversity and eliminating discrimination. Moore County Cooperative Extension utilizes all reasonable efforts with regard to identifiable groups and seeks to secure minority representation on all advisory groups.

The Extension team currently serves every community in Moore County through organized 4H clubs and events, the Extension and Community Association (ECA), Moore County Master Gardeners, and agricultural organizations or in response to individual requests that specifically reach under-served audiences.

Community Gardens with extensive assistance from Master Gardeners, reach minority and under-served audiences including Latino audiences throughout the county.

4-H school enrichment programs, embryology, are delivered in all elementary and middle schools in the county. Through the use of United Way funds, 4-H provides financial support to youth to offset program costs for all youth.

VI. Primary Delivery and Evaluation Methods

Delivering timely, relevant educational programs that meet critical local needs is the cornerstone of Extension’s mission. Extension educational programs are designed to equip the citizens of Moore County with the knowledge, skills and tools to improve their economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and quality of life. An Extension program delivery system is planned and organized with a mix of activities to most effectively involve learners. Extension educational methods are the specific ways by which research-based information is shared with targeted audiences. Extension educators in our county employ a wide variety of hands-on, experiential educational methods, such as interactive workshops and classes, demonstrations, field days and tours, that allow learners to fully engage in the learning process, test new knowledge and/or practice new skills during the educational session. Equally important, this plan will also include educational methods such as seminars, face-to-face visits, fact sheets, newsletters, website postings and home study kits that serve to support and reinforce learning as well as provide motivation for continued learning. Armed with the most current literature on effective teaching and learning, Extension educators also skillfully select educational methods based on the learning style preferences and special needs of the targeted learners. These client-focused methods afford learners the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to change their lives in meaningful ways. Another key feature of Extension program delivery is our commitment to being customer driven and customer focused. As such, in addition to the County Extension Center, Extension educational programs are delivered online, in community centers, on farms, churches, and other locations in order for our programs to be available and accessible to, and fully utilized by, the citizens of Moore County.

In Extension, success is defined as the extent to which our educational programs have made a difference in the lives of the citizens of Moore County. Evaluation methods are the way we make those observations about, first and foremost, whether any changes occurred as a result of our educational programs, and subsequently the significance of those changes. As an educational organization, the changes we seek focus on key outcomes such as the knowledge and skills participants gain from our programs. More specifically, in this plan, we are using quantitative research methods such as retrospective testing, pre and post tests and/or surveys to measure change in knowledge gained, the application of that knowledge, number of new skills developed, and types of new skills developed. Extension, as a results-oriented organization, is committed to also assessing the social, economic and/or environmental impact that our programs have on the individuals who participate, their families and communities and ultimately the county as a whole (i.e. true significance of the changes stemming from our programs). We plan to measure these impacts in both the long and short-term. Another value held in Extension is actively listening to and dialoguing with targeted learners. Therefore, this plan also includes qualitative evaluation methods such as testimonials from program participants, and interviews and focus groups with participants.

VII. Membership of Advisory Leadership System

Advisory Council
David Johnson
Doug Powers
John F. Burns
Mamie Legrand
Mike Rowland
Brian Numerick
Neil Godfrey
Paul Jett
Seth Holt
Master Gardener Advisory Committee
Amy Rozycki
Ginger Minichiello
Ira Rozycki
Phyllis Schuck
Betsy Spencer
Patti Cleary
JoAnn Erickson
Toye Payne
Gloria Polakof
Horticultural Program Committee
Jim Westmen
Brad Boyd
Mark Thompson
Jose Benitez
Paige Burns
Minda Daughtry
Brad Thompson
4-H and Youth Club Leadership
Ashley Baker
Melissa Boles
Sharon Brower
Leslie Carson
Mary Cummings
Barbee Decker
Mamie LeGrand
Phyllis Schuck
Samantha Southard
Beth Younger
Livestock Advisory
Shannon Bullard
Pam Cameron
Thomas Cameron
Yates Hussey
Sue Stovall
Steve Talbert

Sandhills Sustainable Agriculture Committee
Gary Priest
Karen Ring
Rickie DeWitt
Bryan Wilson
Davon Goodwin
4-H Advisory Board
Leo Bautista
Sherry Cagle
Shawna Fink
Travis Jefferson
Shawn Scott
Megan Tucker

VIII. Staff Membership

Deborah McGiffin
Title: County Extension Director
Phone: (910) 947-4650
Email: deborah_mcgiffin@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provides leadership and manages resource development for all county Extension program areas. Maintains an effective advisory leadership system representative of the county program of work. Responsible for marketing Extension programs and their impacts. Coordinates staff development and training, conducts performance evaluations, and aligns staff work responsibilities to county Plan of Work.

Brandi Carter
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (910) 947-3188
Email: brandi_carter@ncsu.edu

Candice Christian
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Consumer & 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.

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.

Richard Goforth
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry
Phone: (704) 283-3801
Email: richard_goforth@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.

Stacey Jones
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse
Phone: (704) 920-3310
Email: stacey_jones@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.

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

Kelly McCaskill
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Field Crops
Phone: (910) 947-3188
Email: kelly_mccaskill@ncsu.edu

Sarah Miller
Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: (910) 947-3188
Email: sarah_miller@ncsu.edu

Currey Nobles
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Food Safety
Phone: (919) 515-9520
Email: canobles@ncsu.edu

Angela Priest
Title: County Extension Support Specialist
Phone: (910) 947-3188
Email: angela_priest@ncsu.edu

Janice Roberts
Title: Area Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: (910) 997-8255
Email: janice_roberts@ncsu.edu

Elena Rogers
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC
Phone: (828) 352-2519
Email: elena_rogers@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Provide educational programs, training and technical support focusing on fresh produce safety to Agents and growers in Western NC.

Allan Thornton
Title: Extension Associate
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.

Taylor Williams
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture
Phone: (910) 947-3188
Email: taylor_williams@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

Moore County Center
707 Pinehurst Ave
Agricultural Center
Carthage, NC 28327

Phone: (910) 947-3188
Fax: (910) 947-1494
URL: http://moore.ces.ncsu.edu