Joshua Idassi- NCAT- Cooperative Extension Program

Dr.  Joshua Idassi has eighteen years working with Cooperative Extension Program in the USA. Currently, Joshua, is the Natural Resources Specialist at the  NCAT- Cooperative Extension Program.  His responsibilities are to develop outreach and applied research in agroforestry to assist underserved and limited resources farmers and woodland owners in North Carolina establish sustainable farming practices to enhance their livelihoods.  The main focus of this Agroforestry program in 2011-2015, has been to to develop educational tarining materials in agroforestry. Currently, Dr. …

Jeanine Davis- North Carolina State University


Dr. Jeanine Davis is the Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. She focuses on optimizing organic farming methods and integrating new crops to improve sustainable agricultural initiatives. Her main interests are on culinary and medicinal herbs, non-timber forest products and specialty crops.

Expert Contact Information:

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center

455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828-684-3562 ~ Fax: 828-684-8715


Eric Norland – USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Dr. Eric Norland is the National Extension Forester and National Program Leader, Forest Resource Management, at USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, DC. He provides leadership for forest management science and the Renewable Resources Extension Act Program.  His areas of expertise are applied forest ecology, climate change effects on forest ecosystems, and adult non-formal education. Prior to joining NIFA twelve years ago, he served as County Extension Agent, District Extension Specialist, and State Extension Program Leader for Natural …

Adam Downing

Since 2001 Adam has worked as the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent serving Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Northern District, a 28 county area from the Shenandoah Valley to Northern Virginia to Fredericksburg and Charlottesville.  His professional expertise is in providing informal education regarding forestry and natural resources to address current issues in rural, urban, and rural/urban interface areas to home & landowners, professionals, decision-makers, and the general public.  His mission is to enable people to make best decisions regarding the

Sarah Workman

Sarah Workman

Sarah works with Southern Regional Extension Forestry as a faculty member of the Warnell School and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. She helps provide and edit materials for various eXtension Communities of Practice, notably the Urban Forestry and Energy Conservation community, the Forest Farming community and the Extension Disaster Education Network.

Sarah is engaged in strategic development of partnerships through collaborative work with faculty peers, in grant preparation and programming, and

Bill Hubbard

William Hubbard has served as the Regional Forester for the Extension Service-Southern Region since 1993.  This is a liaison to thirteen 1862 University Land Grant University and the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. His work involves using new and traditional technologies in regional educational programming and enhanced communication and coordination of information and activities across states and agencies in the areas of forestry and natural resource management. He previously held several teaching, research and Extension positions at the …