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New agronomist joins staff, serving western Piedmont

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agronomic Services Division has hired Daniel Overcash as regional agronomist for Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Surry, Union and Yadkin counties.

Regional agronomists are part of the Agronomic Services Division’s Field Services Section. They provide advice on crop fertilization, nutrient management, lime needs, soil testing, plant tissue analysis, use of animal wastes and composts, nematode analysis, and testing of source water and nutrient solutions.

“Our regional agronomists provide a great benefit to the agricultural community, and I encourage folks to make good use of these services,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “I am pleased that Daniel has accepted this position, and I know he will be a valuable resource for growers seeking to optimize crop nutrients or manage plant-parasitic nematodes.”

Overcash, who still lives on his family’s farm in Mooresville, earned bachelor’s degrees in horticultural science and agricultural education as well as a master’s degree in agricultural education from N.C. State University. He served as a plant pest specialist with the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division, working closely with the ornamental nursery crop industry, and also taught agriculture at Surry County Schools.

To arrange a consultation with Overcash, contact him at 704-799-5070 or by email at


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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