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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Jeff Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJeff BradleyCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock / Forages Call Jeff Email Jeff Rutherford County Center

4-H Youth Development

Sthefany Flores Fuentes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSthefany Flores FuentesEFNEP Educator Call Sthefany Email Sthefany Rutherford County CenterCynthia Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCynthia RobbinsExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Cynthia Email Cynthia Rutherford County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Laura Ponder, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLaura PonderExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Laura Email Laura Rutherford County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Sheri Ledford, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSheri LedfordExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sheri Email Sheri Rutherford County Center

Support

Teresa Walker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTeresa WalkerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Teresa Email Teresa Rutherford 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 Rutherford County Center, they may not be present in the Rutherford County Center. Please contact the Rutherford County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianExtension Associate, Home and Community Food Safety Call Candice Email Candice Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Carla Dockery, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarla DockeryRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Call Carla Email Carla Serves 9 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DysonArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine Call Tom Email Tom Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Gaston County Center Nathan Gatlin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNathan GatlinArea Specialized Agent - Forestry Call Nathan Email Nathan Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wilkes County Center Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Lauren Email Lauren Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of Cleveland County Center Sam Marshall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSam MarshallArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery & Greenhouse, Western Region Call Sam Email Sam Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Haywood County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Call Craig Email Craig Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Call Elena Email Elena Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science George Selden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGeorge SeldenArea Specialized Agent, Aquaculture Call George Email George Serves 39 Counties and EBCIBased out of Haywood County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center