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County Extension Director

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Bryant Spivey

County Extension Director

Responsibilities include administration and tobacco education programs.

4-H Youth Development

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Lori McBryde

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(919) 989-5380

Provide overall management of the 4-H program, youth development, school enrichment programs, 4-H clubs, resource development, and leadership, citizenship, community service education

Laura Pilkington

4-H Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development
(919) 989-5380

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Tim Britton

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops

Responsibilities included assisting growers with problem diagnosis, variety selection, disease, weed and insect identification in field crops and developing educational programs for individuals with pesticide licenses.

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Brandon Parker

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture
(919) 989-5380
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Marshall Warren

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture
(919) 989-5380
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Dan Wells

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock
(919) 989-5380

Develops educational programs in the areas of Livestock production and management as well as youth livestock programs.

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Debbie Stroud

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(919) 989-5380

Debbie develops programs in the following areas: Foods & Nutrition, Health & Wellness and Food Safety. In addition, she serves as the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Coordinator for Johnston and Wilson counties.


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Angie Faison

County Extension Support Specialist, 4-H Department, Horticulture, Field Crops
(919) 989-5380
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Katie Moore

County Extension Administrative Assistant
(919) 989-5380

Provides administrative assistance to County Extension Director and manages rental of the building auditorium.


Area Specialized Agents

These agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Johnston County, they may not be present in the Johnston County Center. Please contact the Johnston County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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Erin Eure

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits & VegetablesServes 35 CountiesBased in Gates County
(252) 357-1400

Provides educational opportunities and technical support to commercial fruit and vegetable growers, agents, and industry in northeastern NC. Counties covered include Alamance, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington and Wilson.

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Mike Frinsko

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - AquacultureServes 18 CountiesBased in Jones County

Provide technical training and assistance to commercial aquaculture producers in the Southeast Extension District

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Colby Lambert

Area Specialized Agent, ForestryServes 32 CountiesBased in Harnett County
(910) 814-6041

Provides educational opportunities and technical support to forest landowners, agents, and forest industry. Counties covered include Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson

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Danny Lauderdale

Area Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern RegionServes 44 CountiesBased in Wilson County
(252) 237-0111

Provides programming to commercial ornamental nursery and greenhouse producers in Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson Counties.

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Dr. Diana Rashash

Area Specialized Agent - Water Quality / Waste ManagementServes 18 CountiesBased in Onslow County
(910) 455-5873

Water and wastewater issues of all types: stormwater, aquatic weed ID & control, water quality & quantity, septic systems, animal waste, land application of wastewater, environment & sustainability, climate, etc.

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Margaret Ross

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - PoultryServes 40 CountiesBased in Jones County
(252) 670-8254

Working with commercial poultry producers to assist in writing nutrient management plans and conducting educational programming.