Cooperative Extension Welcomes New FCS Agent

Cassidy Hobbs has joined the NC Cooperative Extension Office in Johnston County as the new Family and Consumer Science Agent.

Cassidy is a native of Sampson County and received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a concentration in Community Health Education.

Cassidy grew up on a tobacco farm where she gained a deep understanding of agriculture. A graduate of Lakewood High School, Cassidy cultivated an interest in agricultural education through FFA.

She began searching for a career in which she could successfully merge her two passions of health and agriculture. Cassidy will be doing just that as she develops and implements programs related to health, nutrition, and food safety. In her first few months, Cassidy will attend special training in the areas above in order to better serve and educate the communities of Johnston County.

“Educational programs in food safety, nutrition, food preservation, and local foods are critical to the NC Cooperative Extension mission and to the people of Johnston County. We are thrilled to have Cassidy Hobbs join our team in this mission, and we are very excited about the things that she will do to help people improve their lives and their businesses in Johnston County. She is an outstanding individual, and we are lucky to have her serve in Johnston County,” says Bryant Spivey, County Extension Director.

Cassidy recently learned how to test Presto Pressure Canner lids. If you have a Presto Pressure Canner that needs to be tested for accuracy, reach out to Cassidy to schedule an appointment.

Cassidy will be serving two counties, Johnston and Wilson and she can be reached through either office. In Johnston County, you can contact her at the Johnston County Agricultural Center in the Extension office by calling (919) 989-5380, or online at

About the N.C. Cooperative Extension

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health and the environment.