N.C. Cooperative Extension Chatham County Center welcomes two new agents and N.C. A&T State University

Pittsboro, NC – The N.C. Cooperative Extension welcomes two passionate Extension professionals based in the Chatham County Center with one being the first Extension Agent based at N.C. A&T State University’s staff of field faculty.

Kaley Lawing

Kaley Lawing is the new Community Resource Development/4-H Extension Agent for Chatham County, offering Community Resource Development and 4-H Youth Development programming provided by N.C. A&T State University. Previously, she served as the 4-H Extension Agent for Mitchell County. Lawing earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from NC State University in 2016.

Lawing grew up on her family farm in northern Moore County. She and her husband, Adam, now reside on the family farm in Moore County with hopes to start their own farm in the near future. Her husband is also an Extension Agent and serves as the Livestock Agent in Randolph County.  Lawing is looking forward to bringing new programming to Chatham County and getting to know the folks in the area.

Tara Gregory

Tara Gregory has joined Chatham County Cooperative Extension as the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agent. Gregory is a registered dietitian who has nearly seven years of experience working with the Chatham community as part of the Chatham County Public Health Department. She has experience providing nutrition counseling and health and wellness-focused programming, as well as collaborating on community initiatives as a member of the Chatham Health Alliance.

Gregory completed a Master of Public Health degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 and began work with the Chatham County Public Health Department to provide practical, evidence-based nutrition guidance to individuals and families. From its importance in people’s health to how they enjoy time with one another, food plays a significant role in the community’s quality of life. Gregory helps individuals find what healthy eating and living looks like for them while also striving to identify ways in which the community and its environment can support healthy lifestyles. Gregory looks forward to incorporating these interests into her work as the FCS Agent.

To contact Kaley Lawing or Tara Gregory for technical assistance or to inquire regarding educational programming opportunities offered through the NCCE-Chatham County Center, please contact them via phone or email at the Extension website’s staff contact page: https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/people/. For additional information regarding other Extension programming opportunities offered through the county center (in the areas of 4-H or agriculture), please visit the main website located here:  https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/