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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Jerry Moody, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJerry MoodyCounty Extension Director, and Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Jerry E-mail Jerry Avery County Center

4-H Youth Development

Melanie Cashion, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMelanie CashionEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Melanie E-mail Melanie Avery County CenterAlicia Hicks, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlicia Hicks4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Alicia E-mail Alicia Avery County CenterBobbie Willard, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBobbie WillardExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Bobbie E-mail Bobbie Avery County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Bill Hoffman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBill HoffmanExtension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Call Bill E-mail Bill Avery County CenterMichelle South, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichelle SouthArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Michelle E-mail Michelle Avery County Center

Support

Kim Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKim DavisCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Kim E-mail Kim Avery County CenterArizona Gragg, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionArizona GraggCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Arizona E-mail Arizona Avery 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 Avery County Center, they may not be present in the Avery County Center. Please contact the Avery County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti E-mail Marti Orange County Center April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of ClevelandCall April E-mail April Cleveland County Center Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of WilkesCall Lauren E-mail Lauren Wilkes County Center Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig E-mail Craig Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley E-mail Ashley Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena E-mail Elena Horticultural Science Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Debbie E-mail Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences Amanda Taylor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of BurkeCall Amanda E-mail Amanda Burke County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch E-mail Mitch Wake County Center