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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Helen Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHelen EureCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Helen E-mail Helen Gates County Center

4-H Youth Development

Keli Boone, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKeli BooneExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Keli E-mail Keli Gates County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Nettie Baugher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNettie BaugherArea Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Nettie E-mail Nettie Gates County CenterJared Harrell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJared HarrellArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Jared E-mail Jared Perquimans County CenterKaty Shookplay_circle_filledKaty ShookArea Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Katy E-mail Katy Chowan County CenterPaul Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaul Smith, Jr.Extension Agent, Agriculture Call Paul E-mail Paul Gates County Center

Support

BJ Okleshen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBJ OkleshenCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call BJ E-mail BJ Gates County Center

Other

Marjie Copeland4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Marjie E-mail Marjie Gates County CenterElla Cross4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Ella E-mail Ella Gates County CenterMamie Wilson4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Mamie E-mail Mamie Gates 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 Gates County Center, they may not be present in the Gates County Center. Please contact the Gates County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice E-mail Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences 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 Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin E-mail Erin Gates County Center Steve Gabel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 22 CountiesBased out of ChowanCall Steve E-mail Steve Chowan County Center Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny E-mail Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori E-mail Lori Johnston 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 Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret E-mail Margaret Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip E-mail Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Scott Tilley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionScott TilleyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Serves 24 CountiesBased out of WashingtonCall Scott E-mail Scott Washington 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