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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Becky Spearman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBecky SpearmanCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Becky E-mail Becky Bladen County Center

4-H Youth Development

Elizabeth Blanks, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElizabeth Blanks4-H Life Skills Program Coordinator Call Elizabeth E-mail Elizabeth Bladen County CenterStacie Kinlaw, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacie KinlawExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Stacie E-mail Stacie Bladen County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Nelson Brownlee, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNelson BrownleeArea Agent, Small Farm Management Call Nelson E-mail Nelson Robeson County CenterWilliam Craig, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWilliam CraigExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call William E-mail William Bladen County CenterMatthew Strickland, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatthew StricklandExtension Agent, Agriculture- Field Crops Call Matthew E-mail Matthew Bladen County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Krista Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKrista JohnsonExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Krista E-mail Krista Bladen County Center

Support

Joel Fulton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoel FultonOffice Support Call Joel E-mail Joel Bladen County CenterLaToya Lucy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLaToya LucyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call LaToya E-mail LaToya Bladen County Center

Other

Bridget BloomerProgram Assistant Call Bridget E-mail Bridget Bladen 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 Bladen County Center, they may not be present in the Bladen County Center. Please contact the Bladen 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 Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike E-mail Mike Jones County Center Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition SciencesCall Dr. Lynette E-mail Dr. Lynette Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis E-mail Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby E-mail Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny E-mail Danny Wilson County Center Diana Rashash, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of OnslowCall Dr. Diana E-mail Dr. Diana Onslow 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 Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret E-mail Margaret Jones 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 E-mail Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Alyssa Spence, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa SpenceArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine, Farm Health & Safety Serves 18 CountiesBased out of LenoirCall Alyssa E-mail Alyssa Lenoir County Center Wesley Stallings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWesley StallingsArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture- Grain Crops Serves 17 CountiesBased out of OnslowCall Wesley E-mail Wesley Onslow County Center Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan E-mail Allan Sampson 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