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County Extension Director

Photo of Bill StoneBill StoneCounty Extension Director, Lee and Interim County Extension Director, Harnett (919) 775-5624 (Office) bill_stone@ncsu.eduLee County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Jackie HeltonJackie HeltonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 814-6027 jackie_helton@ncsu.eduHarnett CountyPhoto of Yvonne OrmondYvonne OrmondEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant (910) 893-7530 (Office) yvonne_ormond@ncsu.eduHarnett County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Brian ParrishBrian ParrishExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops and Livestock (910) 893-7530 (Office) brian_parrish@ncsu.eduHarnett County

Community Development

Photo of Kittrane SandersKittrane SandersExtension Agent, Community and Rural Development (910) 893-7535 kittrane_sanders@ncsu.eduHarnett County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Greg HuneycuttGreg HuneycuttExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences - Foods and Nutrition (910) 893-7530 (Office) greg_huneycutt@ncsu.eduHarnett County


Photo of Sharon WilliamsSharon WilliamsCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 893-7530 (Office) sharon_williams@ncsu.eduHarnett County


Photo of Debra ByrdDebra ByrdAdolescent Parenting Program Coordinator (910) 893-7530 (Office) dsbyrd@ncsu.eduHarnett CountyPhoto of Alicia HokeAlicia Hoke4-H Program Assistant (910) 893-7530 (Office) amhoke2@ncsu.eduHarnett CountyAlia Langdon-Williford4-H Program Assistant (910) 893-7530 (Office) aklangdo@ncsu.eduHarnett 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 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 Richard GoforthRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Union(704) 283-3801 (Office) richard_goforth@ncsu.eduUnion County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa 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 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 32 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 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin 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 Debbie StroudDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Harnett(919) 515-9149 dlstroud@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County