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County Extension Director

Photo of Leigh GuthLeigh GuthCounty Extension Director (252) 902-1700 (Office) Leigh_Guth@ncsu.eduPitt County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Marian BoothMarian Booth4-H Program Associate (252) 902-1711 marian_booth@ncsu.eduPitt CountyPhoto of Lauren DailLauren DailExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (252) 902-1712 lsdail2@ncsu.eduPitt County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Andy BurlinghamAndy BurlinghamExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (252) 902-1703 andy_burlingham@ncsu.eduPitt CountyPhoto of Eric DerstineEric DerstineExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (252) 902-1701 eric_derstine@ncsu.eduPitt CountyPhoto of Lance GrimesLance GrimesExtension Agent, Agriculture (252) 789-4370 (Office) lance_grimes@ncsu.eduMartin County

Support

Photo of Brigitte PerryBrigitte PerryCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (252) 902-1709 brperry@ncsu.eduPitt County

Other

Photo of Taneisha ArmstrongTaneisha ArmstrongEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (252) 902-1700 (Office) taneisha_armstrong@ncsu.eduPitt CountyPhoto of Joni TorresJoni TorresCommunity Garden Technician, Agriculture - Community Garden (252) 902-1756 joni_torres@ncsu.eduPitt County

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

Photo of Susan ChaseSusan ChaseRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Northeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 10 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(252) 902-1700 (Office) susan_chase@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Candice ChristianCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 Candice_Christian@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Erin EureErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Gates(252) 357-1400 erin_eure@ncsu.eduGates County Photo of Steve GabelSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 21 CountiesBased out of Chowan(252) 482-6585 steve_gabel@ncsu.eduChowan County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Dr. Lynette JohnstonDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 43 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Dr. Chip Simmons, IIIDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Scott TilleyScott TilleyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Serves 23 CountiesBased out of Washington(252) 793-4428 scott_tilley@ncsu.eduWashington County Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County