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Richard Goforth

Area Specialized Agent — Union County Center

Faculty/EHRA

Union County Center

704.283.3801

https://union.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/richard-goforth/

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.