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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Bo Freeman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBo FreemanCounty Extension Director Call Bo Email Bo Person County Center

4-H Youth Development

Michelle Van Ness, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichelle Van NessExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Michelle Email Michelle Person County CenterVicky Yeatts, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionVicky YeattsCommunity Service and Restitution Coordinator Call Vicky Email Vicky Person County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Johnny Coley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJohnny ColeyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer and Commercial Horticulture Call Johnny Email Johnny Granville County CenterGary Cross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGary CrossArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Gary Email Gary Granville County CenterKim Woods, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKim WoodsArea Agent, Agriculture - Animal Science Call Kim Email Kim Person County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Jennifer Brown, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJennifer BrownArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Jennifer Email Jennifer Person County Center

Support

Debbie Harrelson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie HarrelsonCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Debbie Email Debbie Person 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 Person County Center, they may not be present in the Person County Center. Please contact the Person County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jonas Asbill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonas AsbillArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 20 CountiesBased out of RandolphCall Jonas Email Jonas Randolph County Center Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin Email Erin Gates County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of CabarrusCall Stacey Email Stacey Cabarrus County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Paula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula NorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 11 CountiesBased out of DurhamCall Paula Email Paula Durham County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip 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 Email Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center