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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

William Kelley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. William Kelley, Ph.D.County Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture - Tree Fruit Call Dr. William E-mail Dr. William Henderson County Center

4-H Youth Development

John Murphy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJohn MurphyBullington Gardens Education Director Call John E-mail John Henderson County CenterHannah Worrell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHannah Worrell4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Hannah E-mail Hannah Henderson County Center

Administration

Keai Tilly, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKeai TillyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Keai E-mail Keai Henderson County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Karen Blaedow, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKaren BlaedowExtension Agent, Agriculture - Vegetable and Small Fruit Call Karen E-mail Karen Henderson County CenterNoah Henson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNoah HensonArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Dairy, Equine, Forages Call Noah E-mail Noah Buncombe County CenterSteve Pettis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve Pettis, Jr.Extension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer and Commercial Horticulture Call Steve E-mail Steve Henderson County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Ty Ancrum, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTy AncrumEFNEP Program Assistant Call Ty E-mail Ty Henderson County CenterRenay Knapp, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRenay KnappExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Renay E-mail Renay Henderson County Center

Other

Anne Higgins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAnne HigginsAdministrative Director for Bullington Gardens Call Anne E-mail Anne Henderson 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 Henderson County Center, they may not be present in the Henderson County Center. Please contact the Henderson 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 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