2018 Randolph County Program Impact Report

Approved: January 25, 2019

I. Executive Summary

In 2018, the Randolph County Extension team addressed the issues of agricultural profitability, urban and community agriculture, volunteerism, conservation and environmental sustainability, health nutrition and wellness, and youth development with a total of 316 non-degree credit classes. This is evident from the 31,145 face-to-face and 328,950 non-face-to-face contacts made in 2018. The Randolph County Extension team was directly involved in helping 81 people obtain certification or re-certification training. A total of $22,095.37 was obtained through in-kind donations, sponsorships, grants, and fees to support programming. A total of 1,906 volunteers from all program areas gave 26,134 hours of service valued at approximately $645,248. Cooperative Extension made significant impacts in all areas of the plan of work. Below are some of the major program accomplishments.

In 2018 programming efforts in Agriculture saw Voluntary Agricultural District enrollment up to 24,556 acres with more than 500 unique addresses. The Area Field Crops program attracted 85 field crop producers from a 4-county area where participants reported an economic impact of $230,000. The youth livestock program continued to grow with over 100 youth participating. It provided them with an opportunity to learn about care of their animals, showmanship, judging, and tools for success. With the help of 25 Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation the “Green Roof” on the Visitor’s Center of the Interstate 73/74 rest area just outside of Seagrove, NC was revitalized with 3700 plants and over 15 tons of growing media

4-H Youth Development continued to create positive impacts with our youth. In 2018, 12,091 young people participated in a variety of 4-H programs including: 4-H clubs, school enrichment, special interest workshops, and camping. During the year 105 elementary school youth learned about the importance of agriculture. Randolph County first graders had eight agriculture related lessons and went on an educational field trip to Millstone Creek Orchards to experience what they learned first-hand. They also participated in two additional Christmas Farm to Table lessons and learned about Christmas Trees, Poinsettias and Sweet Potatoes. Over 70 classes were offered through the 4-H Agri-ventures and More Summer Program. 977 youth participated in the program where a wide array of topics was offered including livestock, gardening, canning, bread making, camping, hunter safety, electrical projects, Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM), Adulting 101, woodworking, and field crops. Ten 4-H community clubs provided 200 youth with opportunities to build skills in decision-making, communication, teamwork, and resource management. While 307 fourth graders participated in bike safety workshops that improved their knowledge on basic bike safety and maintenance.

In the area Family and Consumer Science (FCS) & Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education 973 people participated in 54 various FCS programs, including: Lunch & Learns, Hands-on Cooking Workshops, Home Food Preservation, Special Interest workshops, and Dining with Diabetes. In addition, the FCS program provided 52 recordings of Fresh & Local for Randolph Communications to approximately 3,000 subscribers in Randolph, Davidson, Chatham, Montgomery, Alamance, Moore, Guilford and Lee counties of North Carolina. Steps to Health, North Carolina State University’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education delivered 100 youth nutrition education programs in 2018 targeting pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, second grade and third grade students, and youth at a community garden. Steps to Health youth programs consists of 9 sessions that are designed to educate and inspire children to eat smart. Through Steps to Health adult nutrition education and chronic disease prevention programs, 18 programs were delivered in Ramseur and Asheboro in Randolph County. Also, during 2018, Steps to Health partnered with the Randolph County Health Department and four Randolph County Ready Mart locations to implement the Healthy Food Retail Initiative. Through this initiative Steps to Health funded and provided resources to Ready Mart convenience stores to improve access to healthier foods in the community.

II. County Background

Randolph County, the 11th largest county in North Carolina, is located in the geographic center of the state. Although Randolph County is still considered a rural county, it has the 19th highest population in the state. Urban sprawl from High Point and Greensboro has found its way into Randolph County. There are nine municipalities in the County: Asheboro, Archdale, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Trinity, Seagrove, and Staley. All have seen growth.

Randolph County covers 790 square miles. The County is strategically located 90 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west; 200 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 80 miles north of the South Carolina state line; and 75 miles south of the Virginia state line. Asheboro, the county seat, is situated between North Carolina's state capital, Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte - just 70 miles from both cities. Randolph County is home to the Uwharrie Mountains. Known as the Uwharrie Reservation when it was purchased by the federal government in 1931, and declared a national forest by John F. Kennedy in 1961, it is one of four national forests in the state and the only one in the Piedmont. Randolph County is home to the North Carolina State Zoological Park, the nation's largest natural-habitat zoo with 500 acres of exhibits and over 1,000 animals. Also located in Randolph County are the Richard Petty Museum and Victory Junction, (celebrating NASCAR's all-time career victory leader), The NC Pottery Center and the Seagrove area potteries, which enjoy an international reputation for exceptional hand thrown pottery.

The 2010 Census indicates that the population of Randolph County is 141,752. Asheboro is the largest city and County seat with a population of slightly over 25,000. Less than 20% of our county’s residents live in incorporated towns. The County has about 181 residents per square mile, which reflects its generally rural makeup. The racial/ethnic composition of Randolph County is: 115,244 white, 14,742 Hispanic/Latino, 5,946 African American, 1,418 Asian and 2,410 other multi-race.

The Cooperative Extension in Randolph County conducted an environmental scan in 2007. Two hundred and fifty surveys were mailed citizens asking their input to identify major issues and concerns. Over 100 of these surveys were returned. In addition, focus groups were held across the county to gather additional data. Each group identified issues and then through a consensus processes agreed on the top issues and concerns. Five top issues emerged from both the survey and the focus groups. These issues were:
1) Farmland/green space preservation
2) Agricultural profitability
3) Health, Nutrition and Wellness
4) Youth Programming and Families at Risk
5) Life Stages

Each year advisory members provide input and feedback about what the needs/issues are in their community. Our Advisory Leaders at all levels have continued to identify these issues as priorities. Extension's role in addressing these issues is one of education and community involvement.

The Cooperative Extension manages the Voluntary and Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District programs. A Farmland Preservation and Protection Plan was put into place in 2011. Activities are now being undertaken to meet the goals and objectives of the plan. Two agricultural forums are planned to bring together farmers, agricultural agencies and agricultural teachers in an effort to better coordinate agricultural activities and programs. Other activities will promote conservation and best management practices to protect the environment.

Agricultural profitability has always been an important component of Extension programming in Randolph County. Agriculture and agribusiness continues to be one of the largest, if not the largest industries in Randolph County. Over 500 million dollars are generated annually making Randolph County one the top counties in the State in agricultural income. There are over 1,500 farms in the Randolph County with over 147,000 acres of land. The bankruptcy of the poultry integrator, Townsend, has been devastating to many farmers in the County. Seventy-two farms were affected. Many of these poultry growers are being picked up by other poultry companies, but many are still not in operation. According to NC Department of Agriculture, in 2015, Randolph County ranked first in the state in beef cows, second in the state in dairy cows, second in all cattle, and sixth in broiler production, as well as first in goats and in the top ten in horses. There are an increasing number of small-scale vegetable and specialty farms. Cooperative Extension agents will continue to offer educational workshops in best management practices and the latest research based information. Master Gardeners have been and will continue to be trained and utilized to help with the demonstration garden and the help with the local foods campaign and other community service projects. Cooperative Extension will continue to advise the Randolph County Livestock and Poultry Association and provide educational programming opportunities for its members.

The third priority identified accentuates the need to continue educational programming in nutrition education. According to the 2007 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, over 66% percent of the county residents are overweight or obese. Twenty-one percent of residents continue to consume five or less servings of fruits or vegetables a day. Even with the increased awareness of the benefits of being physically active, only 28% of the residents meet the recommendation for being physically active. Med Instead of Meds, focusing on the Mediterranean diet, will be offered in 2018. Lunch and Learn meetings and hands-on cooking classes will demonstrate healthy cooking. The Steps to Health youth programming will be offered as well. In addition, a senior adult Steps to Health program will be offered to seniors at congregate nutrition sites. The Better Foods Better Health program aimed specifically at Latino and English speaking families will be offered. Nutrition and Healthy cooking classes will also be offered. Extension staff will also participate in Health Fairs at various locations across the county.

Our fourth priority area, Youth programming and Families at Risk, revolves around the 4-H program. Randolph County 4-H currently involves over 10,000 boys and girls in educational programs that teaches a wide range of new knowledge and skills. The focus is on hands-on learning experiences that involve the whole family, life skill development such as teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, leadership development and community service. Volunteers play a critical role in 4-H. Therefore, emphasis will be placed on the recruitment and development of volunteers.

Life Stages, our fifth priority area entails programming that prepares families for their changing lives. The Extension Community Association will be supported with programs that enhance daily living and provide service to the community.

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
379Number 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
379Number 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
37900Net 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
157Number of producers reporting increased dollar returns per acre or reduced costs per acre
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

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

Value* Outcome Description
412Number 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
307Number of animal producers adopting Extension-recommended best management practices, including those practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices
64218Net income gains by producers adopting Extension-recommended best management practices, including those practices related to husbandry, improved planning, marketing, and financial practices
* 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
128Number of participants trained in safe home food handling, preservation, or preparation practices
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

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

Value* Outcome Description
122Number of adult participants acquiring the skills needed to serve as a volunteer
15Number of youth participants reporting aspirations to serve in new or expanded volunteer roles in community
3Number of adult participants reporting aspirations to serve in new or expanded volunteer roles in community
20Number of hours adult volunteer training conducted
20Number of hours youth volunteer training conducted
15Number new volunteers recruited
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
30Increased number of hours contributed by trained youth volunteers
300Increased number of hours contributed by trained adult volunteers
2Number of adult volunteers serving in new or expanded roles within Extension
2Number of youth volunteers serving in new or expanded roles beyond Extension, including community boards and task forces
1Number of adult volunteers serving in new or expanded roles beyond Extension, including community boards and task forces
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

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.

Futures that Work: School to Career Pathways

Value* Outcome Description
141Number of teachers trained in 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum
3394Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
1751Total number of female participants in STEM program
945Number of youth (students) participating in 4-H dropout prevention (student at-risk) programs
74Number of high school age youth (students) participating as members of 4-H clubs
2794Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge of career/employability skills
48Number of adults increasing knowledge of career/employability skills
1159Number of youth (students) increasing knowledge of entrepreneurship
22Number of adults increasing knowledge of entrepreneurship
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
141Number of teachers using 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum in their classrooms
3354Number of youth (students) gaining knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
2794Number of youth (students) gaining career / employability skills
48Number of adults gaining career / employability skills
1159Number of youth (students) gaining entrepreneurship skills
22Number of adults gaining entrepreneurship skills
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

North Carolinians will make decisions and adopt practices that implement effective resource protection and conservation.

Value* Outcome Description
567Number of participants increasing their knowledge about best management practices
44Number of child and youth educators aspiring to implement quality outdoor learning environments for children
67Number of youth and adults demonstrating increased knowledge of natural resources and environmental issues
67Number of youth willing to participate in conservation actions
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.
Value* Impact Description
148Number of participants that adopted recommended climate adaption strategies for production agriculture or natural resource management, including for invasive species, pest management, pollutant loads, and wetlands.
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

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

Value* Outcome Description
533Number 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
68Number 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
53900Total 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
85Number of participants who use extension-recommended pest management practices in homes, public facilities, businesses or in community pest management programs
5080Cost savings from using extension-recommended pest management practices in homes, public facilities, businesses or in community pest management programs
53Number of participants selecting appropriate landscape plants (adapted, drought tolerant, appropriate size, etc.)
5300Cost savings from the appropriate selection of landscape plants
85Number of participants growing food for home consumption
8500Value of produce grown for home consumption
157Number of participants implementing extension-recommended practices to conserve water use and protect water qualty
1570Costs savings from implementing extension-recommended practices to conserve water use and protect water qualtiy
* 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
60Number of adults increasing their fruit and vegetables consumption
23Number of participants increasing their physical activity
34Number of participants reducing their BMI
33Number of adults who reduce their blood pressure
33Number of adults who improve their blood glucose (A1c.)level
45Number of adults who reduce their total cholesterol
47Number of participants who consume less sodium in their diet
* Note: Values may include numbers from multi-county efforts.

IV. Number of Contacts Made by Extension

Type of ContactNumber
Face-to-face* 26,924
Non face-to-face** 332,796
Total by Extension staff in 2018 359,720
* 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 $0.00
Gifts/Donations $5,865.41
In-Kind Grants/Donations $4,990.00
United Way/Foundations $7,899.96
User Fees $4,330.00
Total $23,085.37

VI. Volunteer Involvement in Extension Programs

Number of Volunteers* Number of Volunteer Hours Known client contacts by volunteers Dollar Value at 24.69
4-H: 1,041 7,148 9,843 $ 176,484.00
Advisory Leadership System: 0 0 0 $ 0.00
Extension Community Association: 132 17,102 42,936 $ 422,248.00
Extension Master Gardener: 671 1,609 2,083 $ 39,726.00
Other: 62 275 458 $ 6,790.00
Total: 1906 26134 55320 $ 645,248.00
* The number of volunteers reflects the overall number of volunteers for multiple events.

VII. Membership of Advisory Leadership System

Voluntary Agriculture Board
Kemp Davis
Margie Beeson
Bernard Beck
Clifford Elliott
Wilbert Hancock
Ken Austin
Thomas Lawrence
Roger Pritchard
Mickey Bowman
Randall Spencer
Leverette Strider
Bobby Allen
Joe Allen
Linda York
Keeping Randolph County Beautiful
Sarah Warner
Bob Langston
Allison Walker
Ben Grandon
Paxton Arthurs
Elizabeth Jerigan
Joy Fields
Joy Sparks
Greg Patton
Kaitlyn Cranford
DJ Seneres
Chris Taylor
Roy Lynch
Malynda Shumaker
Extension Community Association Board of Directors
Charlotte Feaster
Janet Paccione
Lib Harris
Sharon Carpenter
Kay Williamson
Doris Davis
Kim Lemons
Hazel Alston
Master Gardener Advisory Board
Bob Meloni
J.C. Cardwell
Janet Mackey
Becca Whitley
Susan Garkalns
Vernece Willettt
Harold Hartsoe
Sharon Hartsoe
Kermit Williamson
Kay Williamson
Chuck Smalley
Carol Smalley
Mary Pickett
4-H/FCS Program Advisory Board
Kendall Phillips
Betty Brown
Mary Anne Church
Angela Cox
Kristopher Tarot
Roxanne Taylor
Jean Vollrath
Tammy Leglue
Ashlee King
Myndy Walden
Branson O'Hara
Michael Parenti
Stanley Paccione
Janet Paccione
Kim Lemons

Agricultural Program Advisory Board
Jon Albertson
Bobby Allen
Ken Austin
Bernard Beck
Randy Blackwood
Mickey Bowman
Susan Hayes
Nancy Cross
Jessica Cutler
Kemp Davis
Matt Lange
Greta Anita Lint
Jimmie Moffitt
Eddie Nunn
Brent Scarlett
Shelton Strider
Linda York
Virginia Wall
Bill Ward
Kelly Whitaker
Rebecca Whitley
Dennis Wicker
Mark Wilburn
Heather Wright
Dustin Ritter
Wesley Corder
Amy Kidd
Mark Walker
Jarrett Elliott
Chris Maner
Andrew Atwell
Caroline Sheffield
Mike Harmon
Lindsay Davis
Brenda Collins
Jessica Gordon
Terri Frazier
Brian Downing
Sarah Piper
Amanda Cogley
Elisabeth Pack
Horticulture Specialized Committee
Jim Clodfelter
Karen Clodfelter
Shawn Dezern
Brook Dezern
Jessica Hall
Walter Krasuski
Beverly Mooney
Keith Pritchett
Caroline Sheffield
Livestock Association Board
Rodney Hardy
Michael Harmon
Henry Craven
Cody Wright
Raymond Caviness
Mark Walker
Dennis Wicker
Amy Frye
Jeff Maness
Dustin Daniel
Scott Cole
Todd McLeod
Beef Specialized Committee
Brent Scarlett
Wilbert Hancock
Thomas Lawrence
Mark Wilburn
Wallace "Butch" Chandler
Roger Pritchard
Jeremy Lanier

Randolph Advisory Leadership Council
Joseph Sand
Vernece Willett
Larry Penkava
John York
Wanda Beck
Carol Stevenson
Suzanne Dale
Guy Troy
Charlotte Feaster
Jessica Wilburn
Lori Hughes
Michael Harmon
Mike Hansen
Bobby Ferguson
Roger Pritchard
Susan Garkalns
Field Crops Specialized Committee
Thomas Lawrence
Ben Millikan
Clifford Elliott
Small Ruminant Specialized Committee
Jim Merritt
Maria Jessup
Jarod Bowman
Charles Hickerson
Jacqueline Kilby
Michael Beal
Jennifer Leister
Dustin Ritter
Jesi Leonard
Horse Specialized Committee
Allie Yokley
Brittney Nelson
Sarah Pack
Nancy Sharpless
Kelly Lewis
Anna Pittman
Lori Robbins
John Callicutt

VIII. Staff Membership

Sam Groce
Title: Interim County Extension Director - Randolph
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: sgroce@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Administration Provide limited educational programming in: Livestock & Forages, Field Crops

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.

Jill Cofer
Title: County Extension Administrative Assistant
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: jpcofer@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Support the administrative functions of the Cooperative Extension - Randolph Center including accounts payable and receivable, internal database maintenance for VAD and other contacts, scheduling and other duties.

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.

Chastity Elliott
Title: County Extension Support Specialist
Phone: (336) 302-6338
Email: chastity_elliott@ncsu.edu

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.

Ben Grandon
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: ben_grandon@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.

Wanda Howe
Title: County Extension Support Specialist
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: wanda_howe@ncsu.edu

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

Jeannie Leonard
Title: Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: jeannie_leonard@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Nutriton & Wellness, Food Safety (ServSafe, Safe Plate, and School HACCP) Home Food Preservation, ECA Liaison Agent

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

Rachel McDowell
Title: Area Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety
Phone: (919) 515-9155
Email: romcdowe@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Support FCS Agents in delivering timely and evidence-based food safety education and information to stakeholders in NC.

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

Blake Szilvay
Title: Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops
Phone: (336) 318-6004
Email: blszilva@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: Field Crops, Forestry, Pesticide Education

Jody Terry
Title: 4-H Program Assistant
Phone: (336) 318-6000
Email: jody_terry@ncsu.edu

Allison Walker
Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: (336) 467-2927
Email: allison_walker@ncsu.edu
Brief Job Description: 4-H Youth Development Agent. Passionate about agriculture and promoting agriculture awareness to youth and adults.

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

Randolph County Center
1003 S. Fayetteville St
Asheboro, NC 27203

Phone: (336) 318-6000
Fax: (336) 318-6011
URL: http://randolph.ces.ncsu.edu