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Media and Agent Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Experts

In subjects ranging from agriculture to water quality, from home repair to food safety, faculty members with NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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

Rod Rejesus, 919-513-4605, Extension economics specialist
 

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
 

HOME SAFETY AND RESTORATION

Sarah Kirby, 919-515-9154, Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences
 

HUMAN SAFETY AND WELL BEING

Effects on Children and Parents Kimberly Allen, 919-515-9139, Extension specialist, agricultural and consumer 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

General livestock Todd See, department head, 919-515-2755, animal science

Cattle Matt Poore, 919-515-7798, Extension specialist, animal science

Poultry Jesse Grimes, 919-515-5406, Extension specialist, poultry

Swine Todd See, 919-515-8797, department head, animal science
 

MOSQUITOES AND OTHER PESTS

Michael Waldvogel, 919-515-8881, Extension specialist, entomology
 

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