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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Bryant Spivey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBryant SpiveyCounty Extension Director - Agriculture - Field Crops Call Bryant Email Bryant Johnston County Center

4-H Youth Development

Kaena Prince, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKaena PrinceExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development - 4-H Clubs & Volunteerism Call Kaena Email Kaena Johnston County CenterMeredith Wood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeredith WoodExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Meredith Email Meredith Johnston County Center


Crystal Pope-Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCrystal Pope-JonesCOSS Administrative Assistant Call Crystal Email Crystal Johnston County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Seth Ballance, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSeth BallanceExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Seth Email Seth Johnston County CenterTim Britton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTim BrittonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Tim Email Tim Johnston County CenterMarshall Warren, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarshall WarrenExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Marshall Email Marshall Johnston County CenterDan Wells, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDan WellsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Dan Email Dan Johnston County CenterNicole Youngblood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNicole YoungbloodExtension Agent, Agriculture - Agricultural Communications and Marketing Call Nicole Email Nicole Johnston County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Patricia Saltpaw, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPatricia SaltpawEFNEP Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Patricia Email Patricia Johnston County CenterGwen Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGwen WilliamsExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Gwen Email Gwen Johnston County Center


Shannon Hopkins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShannon HopkinsCOSS Support Specialist Call Shannon Email Shannon Johnston County CenterJennifer Parson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJennifer ParsonCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Jennifer Email Jennifer Johnston County Center

Regional Positions

Area Specialized Agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. Area 4-H Agents provide support to county based 4-H programs. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Johnston County Center, they may not be present in the Johnston County Center. Please contact the Johnston County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin Email Erin Gates County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike Email Mike Jones County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 51 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby Email Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori Email Lori Johnston County Center Lauren Morris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren MorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 9 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Lauren Email Lauren Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center