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Richard Goforth

Area Specialized Agent — Union County Center


Union County Center


Area(s) of Expertise

Serves Anson, Cabarrus, Cumberland, Gaston, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Moore, Montgomery, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly, Union and Wake counties.

Services include

  • delivering programs for commercial poultry producers and industry personnel on waste and mortality management, production and housing best management practices, biosecurity and disease prevention and control,
  • assisting with embryology, poultry youth and agriculture awareness programs at county and state levels,
  • training and serving as a resource to county livestock agents to provide small and backyard flock educational programs and assistance,
  • working as a subject matter expert (SME) on composting mass mortalities during disease and natural disaster events,
  • serving as co-chair of the Animal Agriculture Program Team and
  • mentoring new agents.