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Cooperative Extensions

NC Cooperativ Extensin Building

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.

Link to External site for Cooperative Extension


Contact Information

O. P. Owens Agriculture Center

Physical Address:

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




County Extension Director - Christy Strickland



Administration and Family and Consumer Sciences



Agriculture And Natural Resources


Area Farm Management Agent - Nelson Brownlee



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

Livestock Agent  - Taylor Chavis



Swine, Beef, Goats, Small Animals, Forages, Water Quality, Waste Management, Wildlife, Aquatics, and Farm Ponds


Horticultural Agent - Mack Johnson



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.


Field Crops Agent - Mac Malloy



Tobacco, Corn, Soybeans, Cotton, Small Grains, Peanuts, Pesticide Education


4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences

4-H Agent - Shea Ann DeJarnette



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


4-H Program Associate - Wendy Maynor



Community Clubs, Volunteer Leaders


Family and Consumer Science Agent - Jessie Jones


Foods, Nutrition, Health, Food Safety, Local Foods, Housing, and Home Environments

EFNEP Assistant - Ashley McRae



Adult EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program)


EFNEP Assistant - Joanna Rogers 



4-H EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program)



Support Staff


Administrative Assistant and Computer Contact

Christy Prevatte



Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Secretary

Jessie Jones



Receptionist/Office Assistant

Kareis Britt


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