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County Extension Director

Photo of Ross YoungRoss YoungCounty Extension Director (828) 649-2411 (Office) ross_young@ncsu.eduMadison County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Eve KindleyEve KindleyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (828) 649-2411 (Office) eve_kindley@ncsu.eduMadison County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Rebecca BradleyRebecca BradleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Agronomy, Consumer Hort (828) 649-2411 (Office) rebecca_bradley@ncsu.eduMadison County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Sue EstridgeSue EstridgeArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (828) 649-2411 (Office) sue_estridge@ncsu.eduMadison County

Local Foods

Photo of Elizabeth AyersElizabeth AyersExtension Agent, Agriculture (828) 649-2411 (Office) elizabeth_ayers@ncsu.eduMadison County

Support

Photo of Cathy BrackinsCathy BrackinsCounty 4-H Assistant (828) 649-2411 (Office) cathy_brackins@ncsu.eduMadison CountyPhoto of Magen Caldwell-WoodyMagen Caldwell-WoodyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (828) 649-2411 (Office) magen_caldwell@ncsu.eduMadison 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 Madison County Center, they may not be present in the Madison County Center. Please contact the Madison County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Brent BuchananBrent BuchananArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Cleveland(315) 212-1277 brent_buchanan@ncsu.eduCleveland County Photo of Lauren GreeneLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agribusiness - Poultry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Wilkes(336) 651-7347 lauren_greene@ncsu.eduWilkes County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Craig MauneyCraig MauneyExtension Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables & Fruits Serves 38 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Photo of Currey NoblesCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Elena RogersElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Debbie StroudDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Harnett(919) 515-9149 dlstroud@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Amanda TaylorAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 27 CountiesBased out of Burke(828) 475-2915 amanda_jo_taylor@ncsu.eduBurke County Photo of Skip ThompsonSkip ThompsonArea Specialized Agent - Aquaculture Serves 13 CountiesBased out of Haywood(828) 456-3575 (Office) Skip_Thompson@ncsu.eduHaywood County Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County