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County Extension Director

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Morgan WattsMorgan WattsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Row Crops (704) 216-8970 morgan_watts@ncsu.eduRowan County

Family and Consumer Sciences

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


Photo of Melva MeniusMelva MeniusCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (704) 216-8970 melva_menius@ncsu.eduRowan CountyPhoto of Brooke PeelerBrooke 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 DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 24 CountiesBased out of Chatham(919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Lauren GreeneLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agribusiness - Poultry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Wilkes(336) 651-7347 lauren_greene@ncsu.eduWilkes County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Stacey JonesStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 27 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Craig MauneyCraig MauneyExtension Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables & Fruits Serves 38 CountiesBased out of Henderson(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Photo of Rachel McDowellRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Currey NoblesCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Elena RogersElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County