FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Contact: Michelle McGinnis, Ph.D., Field Services Section chief
NCDA&CS Agronomic Division
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.