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County Extension Director, Henderson County. Administrator for nine employees. Provides commercial fruit production educational programs. Henderson County produces over 85% of N.C. apples.
Manages Bullington Gardens property, oversees staff and volunteers and leads educational programs for adults and children.
Serving Buncombe, Henderson and Polk Counties
Responsibilities include education opportunities for commercial vegetable and fruit producers in 39 Western Counties
Commercial Horticulture and Consumer Horticulture (Including the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program)
Provides programming to commercial nursery and greenhouse producers in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.
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.