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August 10, 2007

Dockery appointed Bladen Extension director

Dalton Dockery, associate extension agent for horticulture in Columbus County, has been named Bladen County extension director.

His appointment, which was approved by county commissioners Aug. 6, was announced by Dr. Jon Ort, director, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, and Bladen County Manager Greg Martin. Dockery succeeds Kent Wooten who held the position for four years.

Dockery began work for Cooperative Extension in 1995, as an assistant agricultural agent for Bladen and Sampson counties. He has worked for Cooperative Extension in Columbus County since 1996.

Dockery earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a master’s degree in Extension education, both from N.C. State University.

“Dalton Dockery will provide strong leadership to ensure outstanding Extension programs that effectively address critical issues facing Bladen County,” said Danny Shaw, district extension director for the South Central District, which includes Bladen County. “Dalton has a commitment to service and has modeled that service through innovative program delivery and impacts.”

Posted by Natalie at August 10, 2007 10:23 AM