Cooperative Extension

*External site for Cooperative Extension


North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center provides research-based, issue-focused education and information for individuals, families, and communities to increase knowledge and improve their quality of life. Extension staff members assist local citizens, businesses, and agencies by providing educational meetings, workshops, seminars, and tours; home and farm visits; office and phone consultation; newsletters, news articles, radio programs, and television news reports; and by E-mail and Internet. Cooperative Extension is a field office of the North Carolina Land-Grant Universities–North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University and receives financial support from federal, state and county governments.


Contact Information:

Physical Address: O. P. Owens Agriculture Center
455 Caton Road
Lumberton, NC 28360
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2280
Lumberton, NC 28359-2280
Phone: 910-671-3276
Fax: 910-671-6278
Web Page Address:

Office Hours: 8:15 – 5:15, Monday – Friday


Christy Strickland – County Extension Director —
Administration and Family and Consumer Sciences

Agriculture And Natural Resources

Nelson Brownlee – Area Farm Management Agent –
Farm Management, Record Keeping, and Government Regulations for Robeson and Bladen Counties (N.C. A&T Special Project). Coordinator for Robeson County Beekeepers.

Taylor Chavis – Livestock Agent —
Swine, Beef, Goats, Small Animals, Forages, Water Quality, Waste Management, Wildlife, Aquatics, and Farm Ponds

Mack Johnson – Horticultural Agent —
Ornamentals, Turf, Greenhouses, Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Alternative Crops, Pesticide Education for Consumer Agriculture, Homeowner Pests, Recycling, and Forestry. Coordinator for Robeson County Master Gardeners and Robeson County Farmers Market.

Mac Malloy – Field Crops Agent —
Tobacco, Corn, Soybeans, Cotton, Small Grains, Peanuts, Pesticide Education



4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences

Shea Ann DeJarnette – 4-H Agent –
4-H Youth and Adult Volunteer Program, School Enrichment, In-School Clubs, Specialty Clubs, County Programs, Animal Science, Special Interest Programs, Summer Camping Programs, Supervisor for 4-H Program Associate

Wendy Maynor – 4-H Program Associate –
Community Clubs, Volunteer Leaders

Janice Fields — Family and Consumer Science Agent –
Foods, Nutrition, Health, Food Safety, Local Foods, Housing, and Home Environments

Ashley McRae – EFNEP Assistant —
Adult EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program)

Joanna Rogers – EFNEP Assistant –
4-H EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program)

Support Staff

Denese Prevatte –
Administrative Assistant, 4-H Secretary, Computer Contact, and Webmaster

Jessie Jones –
Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Secretary

Kareis Britt –
Receptionist/Office Assistant



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