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County Extension Director

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Marvin Owings, Jr.

County Extension Director
(828) 697-4891

Provides commercial fruit production educational programs. Henderson County produces over 85% of N.C. apples.

4-H Youth Development

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John Murphy

Bullington Gardens Director

Manages Bullington Gardens property, oversees staff and volunteers and leads educational programs for adults and children.

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Denise Sherrill

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(828) 697-4891

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Ethan Henderson

Extension Area Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Forages
(828) 545-2202

Serving Buncombe, Henderson and Polk Counties

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Craig Mauney

Extension Area Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables
(828) 697-4891

Responsibilities include education opportunities for commercial vegetable producers in Buncombe, Haywood and Henderson Counties.

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Kerrie Roach

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture
(828) 697-4891Follow or Friend Me

Commercial Horticulture and Consumer Horticulture (Including the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program)

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Skip Thompson

Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture
(828) 456-3575

Provide educational opportunities and technical support to the trout aquaculture industry in 11 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) in western North Carolina. Fish health, production management, and waste management educational programs will assist trout farmers, fee-fishing pond managers, and trout fingerling producers with the management and sustainability of their facilities.

Also provide fish health and water quality management support to the carp fishing ponds in 24 counties.

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Renay Knapp

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(828) 697-4891


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Ivy Olson

County Extension Administrative Assistant
(828) 697-4891
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Barbara Walker

County Extension Support Specialist
(828) 697-4891