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June 11, 2007

New Surry Extension director named

Bryan Cave, a long-time North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent in Surry County, has been named to direct the Surry Extension program.

Cave’s appointment as Surry Extension director was announced by Dr. Jon Ort, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University, and the Surry County Board of Commissioners.

Cave joined Cooperative Extension as an assistant agricultural agent in Surry County in 1988. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, both from North Carolina State University and both in Animal Science. He also holds an associate of arts degree from Surry Community College.

Throughout his Cooperative Extension career, Cave, who grew up on a small, diversified Surry County farm, has worked primarily with livestock and forage producers. He succeeds Brenda Rose, who retired after a 31-year career with Cooperative Extension, including 19 years as Surry County director.

Cave has won a number of awards during his Extension career, including the Outstanding Young Agent Achievement Award and the George and Virginia Hyatt Scholarship. He was also a finalist in the National Association of County Agricultural Agents 4-H and Youth Recognition Program.

“Bryan’s leadership experience and training have prepared him well for this position. He is familiar with the people and the Extension program in Surry County,” said Bob Edwards, Extension Northwest District Director. Surry County is in Extension’s Northwest District.

Edwards added, “Bryan is highly respected by all who have been associated with him. I’m confident he will be an excellent addition to the great team of county Extension directors in the Northwest District.”

Posted by Dave at June 11, 2007 08:41 AM