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County Extension Director

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Karen Neill

County Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Urban Horticulture

4-H Youth Development

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Peggie Lewis Joyce

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(336) 641-2400x2423
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Sadie Payne

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(336) 641-2400x2434Follow or Friend Me

I work specifically with non traditional audiences in the urban Guilford County setting. Youth ages 5-18 are invited to participate in hands-on, experiential learning in the areas of S.T.E.M., Healthy Living and Citizenship with 4-H!

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Ben Chase

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock

Area Livestock Extension Agent - Rockingham & Guilford Counties

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John Ivey

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Crop Science
(336) 641-2416x2416

Responsible for field crops (field and greenhouse), local foods coordinator, fruit and vegetable production, pesticide coordinator, and aquatic weed identification and control.

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Hanna Pettus

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture
(336) 641-2407guilfordgardenanswers.orgFollow or Friend Me

Responsible for the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program and consumer and commercial horticulture.

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Shameca Battle

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(336) 641-2415
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Lisa Benavente

North Central District EFNEP Extension Associate
(919) 245-2054

Provides programmatic supervision to the EFNEP program in Wake County and the North Central District specifically Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, and Vance Counties.

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Arnicia Gudger

Nutrition Program Assistant, EFNEP
(336) 641-2411

Teach the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to limited resource adults, pregnant & parenting teens, and youth.

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Barbara Strong

Family Education Program Associate
(336) 641-2430

Family Education Program Associate for Parenting, Energy Conservation, Home Care and Maintenance Programs, Mold & Mildew Calls, and Household Pest Calls

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Vince Webb, Jr.

Assistant Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(336) 641-2400x2412


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Deb Fuller

County Extension Administrative Assistant
(336) 641-2433
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Mignon Sheppard

County Extension Support Specialist
(336) 641-2421

Provide administrative support to the Family and Consumer Sciences staff.

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Lauren Taubert

County Extension Support Specialist
(336) 641-2400x2424

Support for 4-H and Urban Horticulture.


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Crystal Mercer

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
(336) 641-2414
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Cynthia Nielsen

School Curriculum Coordinator, Horticulture
(336) 641-2400

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 Guilford County, they may not be present in the Guilford County Center. Please contact the Guilford County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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Daniel Campeau

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - PoultryServes 27 CountiesBased in Chatham County
(919) 542-8202

Work mainly with Commercial Poultry industry. I also work with small scale poultry production. Service area is now the North Central District from Ashe to Vance county down to Moore and Lee counties.

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Marti Day

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - DairyServes 25 CountiesBased in Chatham County
(919) 542-8202

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.

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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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Stacey Jones

Area Specialized Agent - Nursery and GreenhouseServes 29 CountiesBased in Cabarrus County
(336) 641-2400