Livestock Agents, Directors, and Faculty Win North Carolina Cooperative Extension Awards

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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) State Extension Conference was held October 28 – 31, 2019, at the Mariott, Crabtree in Raleigh, NC. This event was designed to foster relationships within our organization and to provide continuing education with the latest skills, developments, and technologies in order to help extension better serve our local communities across North Carolina. One of the most anticipated events of the conference was the Extension Awards Banquet, where NCCE recognized the achievements and service of outstanding employees. Through the generosity and commitment of many donors, several categories of awards were given to employees in all program areas by which Extension work may be distinguished as outstanding. We are excited to announce that several of the county agents, county extension directors, and research faculty with livestock responsibilities received prestigious NCCE awards. We are extremely proud of the hard work and effort that the livestock team members put in each and every day. Extension is not just a job, it is a lifestyle. Congratulations to all of the award winners.

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First row (Left to Right): Sarah Drake, Stefani Sykes, Beth Burchell, Allison Brown, Eve Honeycutt, Kim Woods, Kelsey Litchenwalner, and Margarett Ross. Back row (Left to Right): Stanley Holloway, Laura Oliver, Steve Duckett, Andy Burlingham, Damon Pollard, and Dan Wells.  

Charles M. Brickhouse

Professional Development Scholarship

  • Kim Woods – Area Agent, Agriculture – Animal Science – Person County

Dr. George & Mrs. Virginia Hyatt Award

Extension Scholarship for Outstanding Service

  • Stefani Sykes – Agriculture Agent – Livestock – Wayne County

Dr. Russell C. & Mrs. Connie H. King

Extension Program Teamwork Award

  • Beth Burchel – Area Agent, Agriculture – Livestock
  • EB Odom, FCS Agent
  • Victoria Neff, Horticulture Agent
  • Halifax & Northampton County

NCCE Search for Excellence Awards

AG/ANR Agent Award

  • Ashley Robbins – Agriculture Extension Agent – Livestock, Equine, Forage and Field Crops – Chatham County

NCCE Search for Excellence Awards

North Central District Team Award

Team Name: N.C. Cooperative Extension CRD Team – NACDEP Host Committee

  • Susan Jakes, Campus
  • Susan Kelly, North Central District
  • Becky Bowen, Campus
  • Jackie Miller, Campus
  • Donna Rewalt, Durham County
  • Cintia Aguilar, Campus
  • Kristen Feierabend, Wake County
  • Hannah Bundy, Rutherford County
  • Tres Magner, Yancey County
  • Jeffrey Vance, Mitchell County
  • Jim Hamilton, Wautaga County
  • Kittrane Sanders, Harnett County
  • Michelle Eley, N.C. A & T State University Campus
  • Robbie Furr, Cabarrus County
  • Spring Bird, Burke County
  • Robert Hawk, Jackson/Swain Counties
  • Traci Dixon, Nash County
  • Steve Duckett, Buncombe County

NCCE Search for Excellence Awards

Northeast District Team Award

Team Name: Livestock Programs to Meet the Needs of our Area Producers

  • Beth Burchell – Halifax & Northampton Counties
  • Andy Burlingham – Pitt County
  • Jared Harrell – Chowan, Gates & Perquimans Counties
  • Kelsey Lichtenwalner – Edgecombe & Nash Counties
  • Laura Oliver – Martin County

 

NCCE Search for Excellence Awards

South Central District Team Award

Team Name: Alexander County Extension

  • Der Holcomb, Alexander County
  • Lenny Rogers, Alexander County
  • Julie Campbell, Alexander County
  • Darrell Salyer, Alexander County
  • Allison Brown, Alexander County

NCCE Search for Excellence Awards

Southeast District Team Award

Team Name: Coastal Plains Regional Chicken Project

  • Eve Honeycutt, Lenoir County
  • Andy Burlingham, Pitt County
  • Coleman Becton, Carteret County
  • Alex Sugg-Kennedy, Lenoir County
  • Kelly Tyndall, Lenoir County
  • Stefani Sykes, Wayne County
  • Margaret Ross, Poultry ASA
  • Melissa Huffman, Onslow County
  • Charmae Kendall, Duplin County
  • Dan Wells, Johnston County
  • Katie Carter, Jones County
  • Samantha Bennett, Jones County

NCCE Search for Excellence Awards

Overall Team Award

Team Name: Alexander County Extension

  • Der Holcomb, Alexander County
  • Lenny Rogers, Alexander County
  • Julie Campbell, Alexander County
  • Darrell Salyer, Alexander County
  • Allison Brown, Alexander County

 

Research Friend of Extension Award

  • Carrie Pickworth – Research Associate – Animal Science Department

 

Epsilon Sigma Phi Symbol

State Mid-Career Service Award

Xi Chapter, North Carolina

  • Sara A. Drake – Davidson County

Epsilon Sigma Phi  Symbol

Team Award “Local Meat Series”

Xi Chapter, North Carolina

  • Sara Drake – Livestock Agent – Davidson County
  • Jami Lawhon – FCS Agent – Davidson County

Epsilon Sigma Phi Symbol

County Performance Award

Xi Chapter, North Carolina

  • Nash County
  • Livestock Agent – Kelsey Lichtenwalner

Epsilon Sigma Phi Symbol

County Performance Award

Xi Chapter, North Carolina

  • Yancey County
  • Livestock Agent – Stanley Holloway

Epsilon Sigma Phi Symbol

County Performance Award

Xi Chapter, North Carolina

  • Davidson County
  • Livestock Agent – Sara Drake

 

Epsilon Sigma Phi Symbol

Visionary Leadership Award

Xi Chapter, North Carolina

  • Damon Pollard – Burke County