Wilson County News and Announcements

Posted on: February 14, 2017

New Cooperative Extension Director named

Norman Harrell, veteran extension agent, to lead extension services

Norman Harrell, Wilson County Cooperative Extension Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, has been named Wilson County’s Cooperative Extension Director.

Harrell has served as an agent for 22 years in Wilson County and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new leadership role.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity as the Wilson County Cooperative Extension Director to serve the farmers, youth and citizens of Wilson County,” said Harrell. “I am looking forward to providing leadership to the Wilson County Extension Service and continuing to provide excellent programs for our community.”

Harrell is ready to lead starting day one as he is already active on many agribusiness boards and committees.

“We are proud to have Norman in this new leadership capacity,” said Denise Stinagle, county manager. “He has a great commitment to excellence in the Agribusiness community and cares about our farmers and farming communities. We are looking forward to continuing to work with him.”

Harrell has a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science degree in Crop Science from North Carolina State University and has completed the Aspiring County Director Leadership Program from North Carolina State University.

He is married to Dana Harrell and they have two children, a son, Javan and a daughter, Josie.

Former Cooperative Extension Director, Walter Earle, retired December 31. Harrell starts his new role as director March 1.

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