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County Extension Director

4-H Youth Development

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Jessica Harris

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(252) 237-0111

Kenyatta Lanier

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(252) 237-0111x231

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Norman Harrell, Jr.

Extension Agent, Agriculture
(252) 237-0111

Field crops

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Cyndi Lauderdale

Extension Agent, Agriculture, Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture
(252) 237-0113

Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture

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Billy Little

Extension Agent, Agriculture
(252) 237-0111

Billy Little has job responsibilities for Commercial Horticulture,Pesticide Education, and Forestry,NC 10% Local Food Coordinator

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Debbie Stroud

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(252) 237-0111

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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Connie Bailey

County Extension Administrative Assistant
(252) 237-0111

Provides administrative assistance to the County Director, secretarial assistance to the Agricultural Agents and manages rental of the building auditorium.

Sue Nichols

County Extension Support Specialist
(252) 237-0113

Provide secretarial support to 4-H Youth Department


Terri Godwin

County Extension Secretary, 4-H Youth Development
(252) 237-0111

Joy Harrell

4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development
(252) 237-0111

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 Wilson County, they may not be present in the Wilson County Center. Please contact the Wilson 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.