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Agronomic Services — News Release


Contact: Michelle McGinnis, Ph.D., Field Services Section chief
NCDA&CS Agronomic Division
(919) 733-2655

New NCDA&CS regional agronomist
for northeastern counties

RALEIGH—Perquimans County native Adam Lassiter has been named regional agronomist serving growers in Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Lassiter holds associates degrees in general agriculture and agribusiness management from N.C. State University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education from N.C. A&T State University.

He previously served as an agronomist based out the the Vernon James Center in Plymouth. Lassiter also previously worked with a private consulting firm and as a county agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

Regional agronomists provide advice on crop fertilization, nutrient management, lime needs, soil testing, plant tissue analysis, use of animal wastes and composts, nematode assay, and testing of source water and nutrient solutions.

Growers interested in arranging a consultation with Lassiter can contact him at by email at 252-373-5931 or at


Last Update February 3, 2014



NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division, Colleen M. Hudak-Wise, Ph.D., Director
Mailing Address: 1040 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1040
Physical Address: 4300 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh NC 27607-6465
Phone: (919) 733-2655; FAX: (919) 733-2837