2018 Northampton County Program Impact Report

Approved: January 25, 2019

I. Executive Summary

In 2018, the Northampton County Extension staff worked to address the issues and needs that had been identified as a priority by county stakeholders and a 2018 local needs assessment conducted by the Northampton Extension Staff.

Agriculture is the economic driver in Northampton County with 126 million dollars in annual cash receipts (2017 NCDA records). Cooperative Extension interfaced with Northampton farmers delivering research-based information that provided these producers with knowledge to make production decisions focused at increasing net farm income by managing production costs. Because of Cooperative Extension’s efforts, 89 producers increased knowledge of and 33 farmers increased net income by implementing Extension recommended production and marketing practices. These farmers also adopted best management practices related to nutrient management, conservation, production, cultivars, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), business management, and marketing. Grower surveys report a value of $4,500,250 from adopting extension recommended practices. Surveys indicate local on farm testing impacted 37,000 acres; Integrated Pest Management impacted 31,000 acres; and resistant weed management education impacted 37,035 acres.

Educational programs targeting farmers and landowners were held to promote environmental conservation. One hundred seventy-nine participants demonstrated an increase in knowledge about natural resources and environmental conservation; 453 (some duplication) pesticide applicators received pesticide education to maintain re-certification; 94 pesticide applicators were successfully fit tested and certified to wear a respirator when applying pesticides;
3,810 gallons of used motor oil were collected to be recycled; 68 animal producers adopted or improved their extension-recommended best management practices related to animal husbandry and improved planning; 11 animal producers received continuing education for Certified Animal Waste Operators; 351 new acres were enrolled in the Northampton County Voluntary Agriculture District due to extension efforts; 11,250 pounds of plastic pesticide containers and drums were granulated to be recycled; 3,952 pounds of old pesticide were removed and properly disposed of at a hazardous waste facility.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, foodborne illnesses cost the United
States more than $15.6 billion annually. The National Restaurant Association estimates a food
related illness outbreak could cost an establishment as much as $75,000. Food service
managers have an obligation to protect their consumers. The Family and Consumer
Sciences agent at Northampton County Center provided a 16-hour food safety certification
course. Twelve restaurant managers and school food service employees completed the food
safety training and received a 5-year food safety certification. Through course evaluations,
participants reported increased knowledge and skills that will be implemented in their establishments.

Family and consumer science programming focused on nutrition and physical activity, chronic
disease prevention and food safety. Highlights of the Family and Consumer Science Program
include: 78 youth received knowledge on healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity;
over 1780 youth received a Fruit/Vegetable bag with fresh produce and fact sheet/recipe; 155
adults received knowledge on healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity; 107 adults
have connected with on-going chronic disease/diabetes management support group.

The grant funded Extension position, called Health Matters, continued to focus on healthy food and physical activity access in Northampton County. This position engaged 57 community partners through working with the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative to support Northampton County’s ongoing efforts to create healthy futures by implementing 24 evidence or practiced based obesity prevention strategies. The family-based nutrition education classes, including diabetes management, reached 82 low-income individuals. One school and 4 parks have provided physical activity access to 1,340 individuals. Health Matters projects in Northampton County have leveraged more than $27,843 of partner resources. These leveraged resources were used in conjunction with $22,800 in grant dollars to improve access to healthy food and physical activity in Northampton County.
Providing families with research-based nutrition knowledge facilitates the acquisition of sound dietary behaviors. Using EFNEP's Families Eating Smart Moving More curriculum, the nutrition program assistant in Northampton County provided 131 limited income families with basic nutrition information. Of the 105 families that graduated from the program, 96 percent improved dietary intake; 84 percent improved in the amount of physical activity practiced; 89 percent improved in one or more food resource management practices (i.e. plans meals, compares prices, uses grocery lists, does not run out of food); and 93 percent improved their food safety habits.

In 2018, the 4-H program in Northampton County helped young people develop life skills, character, and social skills to become productive citizens. Three areas of focus were defined: school to career, community development, and volunteer readiness. A total of 909 (duplication eliminated) young people were involved in the 4-H program, which included camps, 4-H clubs, and 4-H curriculum utilized in school classrooms. To support 4-H, $4,798 was raised or donated as in-kind goods to the program.

A variety of programs were offered to promote positive youth development through 4-H. School enrichment programs, utilizing 4-H research-based curriculum, were offered to 412 students. Topics included embryology, character education, drug prevention, vermicomposting and insects. Over 806 young people participated in six-hour learning experiences, called special interest 4-H programs. Steps to Health reached 149 third grade students teaching them the importance of eating habits and exercise.

County participants attended state and district events, including 4-H Congress, Teen Retreat, District Activity Day (DAD), and Science Camp. Ten youth participated in the 4-H public speaking program DAD. Five youth brought home metals and four of those youth then competed at the state level. Six youth attended Science Camp and four youth completed and graduated out of the My Pi CERT program. These youths helped impact over 120 families in our Northeast District by working with families to prepare a disaster readiness kit for their home.

Thirty-five youth competed in the 4-H Livestock Show and Sale raising swine, sheep, and goats, successfully showing them at the annual show and sale. Lastly, we had our first 4-H Poultry Project and Show and had 8 youth participate in the project raising chickens and attending poultry workshops. This program ended in a show at the Jackson Farmers Market where over 70 people in the community attended.

To teach the importance of agriculture and what it takes to farm, the Cooperative Extension in Northampton County worked with 145 youth to improve their knowledge of local food and agricultural systems. Seven high school participants were exposed to animal and row crop agriculture; the importance of marketing a product; and how to develop a business plan.

Thirty-eight 4th grade Central Elementary students were trained as Jr. Master Gardeners. The Junior Master Gardener program taught students where their food comes from, and how to plant, care for, and harvest a garden. Participants learned about good and bad insects. A metamorphosis project allowed them to raise butterflies from larva to adult to learn about the insect life cycle. At the end of each semester students used vegetables from the garden to prepare a healthy meal. Survey results report students learning, how to plant and to take care of the garden, and what plants needs to grow. Eighty-five percent of students said they will ask their parents to start a garden at home and eighty-nine percent said they will eat more vegetables and fruits.
The Northampton County Extension Office received a total of $63,623 from individuals, businesses, grants and community organizations to support its programs. These programs included 4-H overnight camp, 4-H scholarships, 4-H education programs, 4-H special interest workshops, Health Matters, FCS, EFNEP and agricultural education programs.

In 2018, Cooperative Extension made 21,762 (some duplication) face-to-face contacts with individuals. These contacts included one-on-one visits, and other activities where staff members worked directly with individuals. Extension staff made an additional 15,363 (some duplication) non-face-to-face contacts directly and indirectly with individuals by telephone, newsletter, text and e-mail. The efforts of Cooperative Extension reaching the citizens of Northampton County are significantly increased through volunteers. In 2018, volunteers assisting extension provided 341 hours at a value of $8,419 to the citizens of Northampton County.

II. County Background

Northampton County has a population of 20,000 people (2016 Census estimate). There are 8,670 households. The county is challenged with many citizens living in poverty (22.4%). Many citizens lack skills to be effective in the technology and information driven economy. Northampton County has a strong agriculture base. The county ranks 30th among the 100 North Carolina counties with a 2016 agriculture income of $115,114,532. In 2016, the county ranked second among the North Carolina counties in cotton production, 7th in peanuts, 18th in soybeans, 14th in hogs and pigs, and 26th in broilers. The Northampton Board of Commissioners in their county goals identified the need to promote economic development, good stewardship of natural resources, community and rural development, educating citizens to prepare them for the future work force, health education, and ensuring the fiscal stability of the county.

Northampton County Cooperative Extension conducted a comprehensive needs assessment. The needs assessment process consisted of meetings with the county extension advisory leadership council, advisory program committees, one-on-one interviews with key county leaders, and surveys distributed in meetings and mailings. Extension agents reviewed planning documents of other county agencies and non-profit organizations. Extension agents completed a county profile using demographic data available on Northampton County. County extension agents then conducted an analysis of county priorities for identified needs and assets. As a result of the analysis, seven priority issues were identified for Cooperative Extension Program efforts. The issues in priority order are as follows: 1. Health and Nutrition/Obesity and lack of physical activity; 2. Profitable agriculture; 3. Youth need positive experiences (leadership development and community service); 4. Youth need positive social skills; 5. Family financial management; 6. Risk management; 7. Food safety. Cooperative Extension further identified the need to focus extension program efforts to assist Northampton County citizens with increasing their skills and knowledge to cope with difficult financial times. In 2018 Cooperative Extension staff, will provide interdisciplinary programs that will be outcome based on addressing local issues and helping Northampton County citizens cope with economically stressful times.

Cooperative Extension has the resources to address these priority issues. Research based information and curriculum is available through North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Extension specialists at NC State University and NC A&T State University are available to provide technical assistance as well as training to extension agents and program assistants in each of the identified areas. Extension’s role in addressing these county areas of concern will vary in the implementation of the county extension program. Cooperative Extension can serve as the key leader in planning and delivery of educational programs to address these needs, be a partner in working with other agencies and organizations to address these matters, and lead collaborative efforts to address these issues. Extension’s educational programs will increase awareness and help Northampton County citizens to make better-informed decisions.

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
89Number 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
63Number 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
4500250Net 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
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

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

Value* Outcome Description
1Number 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
68Number of animal producers adopting Extension-recommended best management practices, including those practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices
26950Net income gains by producers adopting Extension-recommended best management practices, including those practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices
11Number of waste management certifications gained or maintained due to Extension education efforts
* 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
38Number of adults (including producers, food business owners, etc.) who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems.
145Number of children/youth who improved knowledge of local food and agricultural systems.
15Number of individuals who gain knowledge or acquire skills related to vegetable/fruit gardening, and if also reporting under Urban and Consumer Agriculture Objective, divide up the reported number appropriately between the two objectives to avoid duplication.
3Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge.
19Number 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
5Number 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.).
2Number of producers selling their agricultural products to local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional) for consumption in NC.
1Number of new farms (beginning farmers) selling into local markets for local consumption (in this reporting period).
10Number of individuals who grow food in community gardens.
44Number of youth who grow food in school gardens.
* 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
14Number of commercial/public operators trained
35Number of pesticide application credit hours provided
94Number of participants participating in AgriSafe personal protective equipment (PPE) selection or fit testing
17Number of food service employees receiving ServSafe certification
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
5Number of participants implementing ServSafe
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

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

Futures that Work: School to Career Pathways

Value* Outcome Description
11Number of teachers trained in 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum
416Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
203Total number of female participants in STEM program
7Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge of career/employability skills
7Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge of entrepreneurship
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
15Number of teachers using 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum in their classrooms
405Number of youth (students) gaining knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
7Number of youth (students) gaining career / employability skills
7Number of youth (students) 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
175Number 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
38Number 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
5000Total cost savings from the use of 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
100Number of participants who use extension-recommended pest management practices in homes, public facilities, businesses or in community pest management programs
1500Cost savings from using extension-recommended pest management practices in homes, public facilities, businesses or in community pest management programs
15Number of participants selecting appropriate landscape plants (adapted, drought tolerant, appropriate size, etc.)
1000Cost savings from the appropriate selection of landscape plants
28Number of participants growing food for home consumption
1250Value of produce grown for home consumption
10Number 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
69Number of adults increasing their fruit and vegetables consumption
60Number of youth increasing their fruit and vegetable consumption
22Number of participants increasing their physical activity
1Number of participants reducing their BMI
27Number of adults who improve their blood glucose (A1c.)level
11Number of adults who reduce their total cholesterol
20Number 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* 21,409
Non face-to-face** 15,650
Total by Extension staff in 2018 37,059
* 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 $28,232.65
Gifts/Donations $7,548.00
In-Kind Grants/Donations $27,843.00
United Way/Foundations $0.00
User Fees $0.00
Total $63,623.65

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: 112 184 1,359 $ 4,679.00
Advisory Leadership System: 59 27 66 $ 687.00
Extension Community Association: 0 0 0 $ 0.00
Extension Master Gardener: 0 0 0 $ 0.00
Other: 59 130 556 $ 3,306.00
Total: 230 341 1981 $ 8,672.00
* The number of volunteers reflects the overall number of volunteers for multiple events.

VII. Membership of Advisory Leadership System

Advisory Council Members (Core Group)
Rebecca Stapleton, Chairperson
Brandon Belch, Vice-Chair
David Dunlow
Virginia McClary
Kelly Vann
Joe Martin
Keith Edwards
Lillie Pernell
Kay Winn
Johnetta Lofton
David Grant
Sandra Woodard
Ronald Owens
Angie Jenkins
Ben Harris
Venus Michelle Spruill
Pauline Deloatch
AG Committee
Curtis Branch
Kelly Vann
Angie Jenkins
Tim Hollowell
James Flythe
Joe Martin
Dan Taylor
Keith Edwards
David Grant
David Dunlow
Sandra Flythe
James Ben Harris
Sarah Bennett Moses
Livestock Committee
Kay Winn
Verlene Stephenson
Derreck Long
4-H Committee
Kristi Deida
Ronald Owens
Venus Michelle Spruill
Lillie Pernell
Virginia McClary
Raymond Wheeler
Pauline Deloatch
FCS Committee
Rebecca Stapleton
Renee Mallard
Rose Lewis
Richard Clayton
Virginia McClary
Marcenda Rogers
Johnetta Lofton
Sandra Woodard

VIII. Staff Membership

Craig Ellison
Title: County Extension Director
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: craig_ellison@ncsu.edu

Anassou Banna
Title: Area Agent, Small Farms Management
Phone: (252) 358-7822
Email: anassou_banna@ncsu.edu

Robbie Bridgers
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: robbie_bridgers@ncsu.edu

Beth Burchell
Title: Area Agent, Agriculture - Livestock
Phone: (252) 583-5161
Email: beth_burchell@ncsu.edu

Kyleen Burgess
Title: Area Agent, Information Management
Phone: (252) 398-7477
Email: Kyleen_Burgess@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Kyleen serves as the Area Agent in Information Management for Region 3. Her counties include all of the Northeast District, Alamance Caswell, Durham, Orange, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Person, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson counties.

Daniel Campeau
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry
Phone: (919) 542-8202
Email: dan_campeau@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Work mainly with Commercial Poultry industry. I also work with small scale poultry production. Service area is now the North Central District from Guilford to Halifax with the southern edge being Chatham and Wake county respectively.

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

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

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

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

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

Danny Lauderdale
Title: Area Specialized Agent, 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.

Ann Lawrence
Title: 4-H Program Associate
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: ann_lawrence@ncsu.edu

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.

Lauren Morris
Title: SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: lauren_morris@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Nutrition Educator, is responsible for SNAP-Ed implementation, educating and inspiring limited resource North Carolinian's to adopt healthy eating and physical activity behaviors through a series of nutrition education programs and initiatives targeting preschoolers through 4th-grade students, adults, and families. Additionally, the Nutrition Educator will work to identify opportunities for providing assistance to community partners in the area of improving their policies, systems, and environments to better support healthy eating and physical activity. The Nutrition Educator works with the project and county team, pro-actively providing programming to their appointed counties. Programming responsibilities in Halifax and Northampton Counties. The position works under the guidance of the Steps to Health Nutrition Programs Manager, Program Coordinator, Steps to Health Team and County Extension Director and is supervised by the Nutrition Programs Manager. Essential job duties include: Recruit limited-resource families and individuals who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in SNAP-Ed. Coordinate with collaborating agencies to plan and implement programs. Conduct direct nutrition education programs as outlined in Steps to Health program curricula and training. Facilitate the collection of appropriate demographic and evaluation data using specified tools. Purchase and prepare food and supplies for program-specific taste tests. Track and spend within provided budgets for each program. Participate in Steps to Health trainings. With guidance from and in collaboration with Steps to Health campus staff, support partnering agencies in making positive improvements in nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, and environmental changes. Travel within assigned counties and to state office. Track and maintain program related paperwork such as data, inventory, and other documentation in an organized manner.

Victoria Neff
Title: Area Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture
Phone: (252) 583-5161
Email: victoria_neff@ncsu.edu

EB Odom
Title: Area Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: eb_odom@ncsu.edu

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

Debbie Stroud
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety
Phone: (919) 515-9149
Email: dlstroud@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Area Specialized Agents in Consumer and Retail Food Safety help to ensure that Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agents have access to timely, evidence-based food safety information. This is accomplished by (1) working with FCS Agents in their counties, (2) developing food safety materials and (3) planning and implementing a NC Safe Plates Food Safety Info Center.

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

Sara Villwock
Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: sara_villwock@ncsu.edu

Tammy Vincent
Title: EFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant
Phone: (252) 534-2711
Email: tammy_vincent@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

Northampton County Center
9495 NC Highway 305
Jackson, NC 27845

Phone: (252) 534-2831
Fax: (252) 534-1827
URL: http://northampton.ces.ncsu.edu