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County Extension Director

Photo of Tim Mathews, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTim MathewsCounty Extension Director (910) 893-7530 (Office) tim_mathews@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Polly Allegra, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPolly AllegraCounty Family Programs Manager (910) 893-7530 (Office) plallegr@ncsu.eduHarnett County CenterPhoto of Jackie Helton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJackie HeltonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 814-6027 jackie_helton@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Selena McKoy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSelena McKoyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial and Consumer Horticulture (910) 893-7530 (Office) sdmckoy@ncsu.eduHarnett County CenterPhoto of Brian Parrish, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrian ParrishExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops and Livestock (910) 893-7530 (Office) brian_parrish@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center

Community Development

Photo of Kittrane Sanders, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKittrane SandersExtension Agent, Community and Rural Development (910) 893-7535 kittrane_sanders@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Greg Huneycutt, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGreg HuneycuttExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences - Foods and Nutrition (910) 893-7530 (Office) greg_huneycutt@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center


Photo of Sharon Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSharon WilliamsCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 893-7530 (Office) sharon_williams@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center


Alia Langdon-Williford4-H Program Assistant (910) 893-7530 (Office) aklangdo@ncsu.eduHarnett 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 Harnett County Center, they may not be present in the Harnett County Center. Please contact the Harnett County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Iredell(704) 873-0507 (Office) jscarleo@ncsu.eduIredell County Center Photo of Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange(919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.eduOrange County Center Photo of Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 893-7530 (Office) richard_goforth@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center Photo of Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Photo of Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of Davidson(336) 242-2080 (Office) peggie_lewis@ncsu.eduDavidson County Center Photo of Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Center Photo of Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Center Photo of Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8203 ashley_robbins@ncsu.eduChatham County Center Photo of Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(919) 515-9149 dlstroud@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences Photo of Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of Sampson(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduSampson County Center Photo of Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 414-3873 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County Center