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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Amy Lucas, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmy LucasCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Amy Email Amy Alleghany County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Aaron Ray Tompkins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAaron Ray TompkinsExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Aaron Ray Email Aaron Ray Alleghany County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Carmen Long, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarmen LongArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Carmen Email Carmen Surry County Center

Support

Michele Hamm, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichele HammCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Michele Email Michele Alleghany County Center

Other

Jill Cockerhamplay_circle_filledJill CockerhamProgram Assistant, Local Foods Call Jill Email Jill Alleghany County CenterAlex Kissinger, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlex KissingerExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Alex Email Alex Agricultural & Human Sciences

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 Alleghany County Center, they may not be present in the Alleghany County Center. Please contact the Alleghany County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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 April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of ClevelandCall April Email April Cleveland County Center Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of WilkesCall Lauren Email Lauren Wilkes County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig Email Craig Henderson 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 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 Email Elena Horticultural Science Amanda Taylor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of BurkeCall Amanda Email Amanda Burke County Center 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