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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Photo of Greg TraywickGreg TraywickCounty Extension Director (704) 482-4365 (Office) greg_traywick@ncsu.eduCleveland County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Charlie GodfreyCharlie GodfreyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (704) 482-4365 (Office) jcgodfre@ncsu.eduCleveland County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Julie FlowersJulie FlowersArea Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture (704) 922-2104 julie_flowers@ncsu.eduGaston CountyPhoto of Andrew ScruggsAndrew ScruggsArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (704) 736-8461 andrew_scruggs@ncsu.eduLincoln CountyPhoto of Daniel ShiresDaniel ShiresArea Agent, Agriculture (704) 482-4365 daniel_shires@ncsu.eduCleveland CountyPhoto of Lara WordenLara WordenArea Agent, Agriculture (704) 922-2118 lara_worden@ncsu.eduGaston County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Nancy AbasiekongNancy AbasiekongExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (704) 482-4365 nancy_abasiekong@ncsu.eduCleveland County

Support

Annie ThompsonCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (704) 482-4365 (Office) annie_thompson@ncsu.eduCleveland 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 Cleveland County Center, they may not be present in the Cleveland County Center. Please contact the Cleveland County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Brent BuchananBrent BuchananArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Cleveland(315) 212-1277 brent_buchanan@ncsu.eduCleveland County Photo of Candice ChristianCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9148 Candice_Christian@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Richard GoforthRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Union(704) 283-3801 richard_goforth@ncsu.eduUnion 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 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 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 Amanda TaylorAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 27 CountiesBased out of Burke(828) 475-2915 amanda_jo_taylor@ncsu.eduBurke County Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County