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County Extension Director

Photo of Amy-Lynn Albertsonplay_circle_filledAmy-Lynn AlbertsonCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (704) 216-8970 (Office) amy_albertson@ncsu.eduRowan County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Laura Allenplay_circle_filledLaura AllenExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (704) 216-8970 (Office) laura_allen@ncsu.eduRowan County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Michael Fineplay_circle_filledMichael FineExtension Agent, Agriculture (704) 216-8970 (Office) mofine@ncsu.eduRowan CountyPhoto of Morgan Wattsplay_circle_filledMorgan WattsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Row Crops (704) 216-8970 (Office) morgan_watts@ncsu.eduRowan County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Toi Degreeplay_circle_filledToi DegreeExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (704) 216-8970 (Office) toi_degree@ncsu.eduRowan County


Photo of Melva Menius, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMelva MeniusCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (704) 216-8970 (Office) melva_menius@ncsu.eduRowan CountyPhoto of Brooke Peeler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrooke PeelerCOSS Staff Support (704) 216-8970 (Office) brooke_peeler@ncsu.eduRowan 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 Rowan County Center, they may not be present in the Rowan County Center. Please contact the Rowan County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 (Office) marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wilkes(336) 651-7347 lauren_greene@ncsu.eduWilkes County Photo of Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Photo of Bill Lord, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables & Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Photo of Rachel McDowell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences Photo of Currey Nobles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Science Photo of Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County