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November 10, 2009

Hylton named Stokes County director

photo of Michael Hylton
Michael Hylton

Michael Hylton, interim director of the Cooperative Extension program in Stokes County, has been named permanent Stokes County director.

Hylton's appointment as Stokes extension director was announced by Extension Director Dr. Jon Ort and Bryan Steen, Stokes County manager. Hylton has been a member of the Stokes extension staff for seven years, serving as the county's horticulture agent before being named interim county director.

Prior to joining extension, Hylton spent nine years working for landscaping firms and a nursery. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and speech communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in agricultural science from North Carolina A&T State University.

"We are very pleased to have Michael join our administrative team as Stokes County extension director," said Jim Cowden, director of extension's North Central District, which includes Stokes County.

Cowden pointed out that Hylton is a graduate of a year-long leadership training program for new county directors and extension agents who aspire to become county directors. He added that in addition to his administrative duties as county director, Hylton will have community development and horticulture education program responsibilities.

"Michael has already demonstrated that he is a valuable asset to the citizens of Stokes County. I'm confident he will provide the kind of leadership that will enable Cooperative Extension to continue to provide programs for the betterment of Stokes County," Cowden said.

Posted by Dave at November 10, 2009 08:33 AM