List of Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Experts

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In subjects ranging from agriculture to waste management, from home repair to food safety, faculty members with NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Natural Resources have expertise to help people prepare for and recover from disasters.

The specialists, most with NC State Extension, can share their knowledge with the media and with county Cooperative Extension agents.

Find more information, including related fact sheets, videos and other resources, on Extension’s N.C. Disaster Information Center website.

CROPS

  • Agriculture (general) Mike Yoder, 919-801-8243, Extension associate director and emergency programs coordinator
  • Commercial greenhouse / Nursery crops Anthony Lebude, 919-414-7343, Extension specialist, nursery crops
  • Corn Ron Heiniger, 252-793-4428, Plymouth, Extension specialist, crop science
  • Cotton Keith Edmisten, 919-515-4069, Extension specialist, crop science
  • Peanuts David Jordan, 919-515-4068, Extension specialist, crop science
  • Sweet potatoes Allan Thornton, 910-592-7161, Extension associate, horticultural science
  • Soybeans Rachel Vann, 919-616-6775, Extension specialist, soybeans
  • Tobacco Loren Fisher, 919-515-4059, Extension specialist, crop science
  • Tree fruit (apples, peaches and pecans) Mike Parker, 919-515-1198, Extension specialist, horticultural science

CROP INSURANCE AND FEDERAL FARM DISASTER PROGRAMS

FARM EQUIPMENT CONDITIONING AND REPAIR

  • Gary Roberson, 919-515-6715, biological and agricultural engineering specialist

FOOD SAFETY

  • Ben Chapman, 919-515-8099, food safety Extension specialist, agricultural and human sciences

FORESTRY RESOURCES

HOME SAFETY AND RESTORATION

  • Sarah Kirby, 919-515-9154, housing Extension specialist, family and human sciences

HUMAN SAFETY AND WELL BEING

  • Effects on Children and Parents Kimberly Allen, 919-515-9139, human development Extension specialist, agricultural and human sciences
  • Farm Safety and Generator Safety Grant Ellington, 919-515-6793, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering; Gary Roberson, 919-515-6715, Extension specialist

LIVESTOCK

MOSQUITOES AND OTHER PESTS

SOIL SAMPLING

  • David Crouse, 919-515-7302, Associate professor of soil science

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Mark Rice, 919-515-6794, Extension specialist, water quality and waste management
  • Mahmoud Sharara, 919-515-8242, Extension specialist, waste management

WATER QUALITY

  • Michael Burchell, 919-515-6771, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering