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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Ross Young, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRoss YoungCounty Extension Director Call Ross E-mail Ross Madison County Center

4-H Youth Development

Cathy Brackins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCathy BrackinsCounty 4-H Program Assistant Call Cathy E-mail Cathy Madison County CenterMisty Varnell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMisty VarnellExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Misty E-mail Misty Madison County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rebecca Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRebecca BradleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Agronomy and Consumer Horticulture Call Rebecca E-mail Rebecca Madison County CenterSue Estridge, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSue EstridgeArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sue E-mail Sue Madison County Center

Local Foods

Elizabeth Ayers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElizabeth AyersExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Elizabeth E-mail Elizabeth Madison County Center

Support

Magen Caldwell-Woody, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMagen Caldwell-WoodyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Magen E-mail Magen Madison 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 Madison County Center, they may not be present in the Madison County Center. Please contact the Madison 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 (FSMA Programs) 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 Skip Thompson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSkip ThompsonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 13 Counties and EBCIBased out of HaywoodCall Skip E-mail Skip Haywood 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