Currituck Cooperative Extension hires new agriculture agent

By on November 19, 2017

Jody Carpenter has brought a lifetime of experience in  Extension education programs to Currituck County, where he’s been hired as the county’s newest Cooperative Extension agriculture agent.

Carpenter started working for the county Extension office Nov. 8.

He will oversee the Agriculture program and provide expertise and educational programs in field crops, local foods, consumer horticulture and pesticide application.

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“We are very excited to have Jody on board. I am confident that his engaging personality, educational background, and passion for the Extension system will allow him to serve our agricultural community here in Currituck exceptionally well,” said County Extension Director Cameron Lowe.

Carpenter comes to Currituck from West Virginia, where he most recently managed an areawide farmers market. He has been a member of and coached nationally ranked soils judging and dairy bowl teams both from his local area and at the collegiate level at West Virginia University.

He will fill the position previously held by agricultural Extension Agent Tommy Grandy, who retired in April after more than 20 years of working with Currituck’s farming community.

For more information on NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck County or for agricultural-related information, contact the Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension at (252) 232-2262.

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