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Extension Area Specialized Agent
Integrated Pest Management
We all have a responsibility to protect and improve our rivers, sounds, estuaries, and ground water. Let's keep pollutants such as sediment, nutrients, bacteria, and pesticdes out of our water.
"Integrated Pest Management is a system of reducing pest populations to below damaging levels."
Methods used include prevention, anticipation, and treatment using biological, mechanical, and chemical means. Pests may include diseases, insects, weeds, birds, and mammals.
Provide educational programs in Water Quality, Commercial Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and Sustainable Agriculture for farmers in Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans counties and the surrounding area of northeastern North Carolina.
Provide Water Quality, Integrated Pest Management, and Sustainable Agriculture resources and support for agricultural extension agents and other agricultural professionals in northeastern North Carolina.
Provide educational programs in Water Quality, Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Agricultural practices, Commercial Horticulture, and pesticide safety for farm and non-farm general audiences.
Master of Science, Genetics, 1969, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, 1967, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
North Carolina Association of Agricultural Extension Agents, (NCACAA) , president(2003-2004)
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program, Citizens Advisory Council, Policy Board Representative
Epsilon Sigma Phi
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association,
Natural Resources Leadership Association
Area Specialized Agent, Water Quality & Commercial Horticulture, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (2001-present)
Area Specialized Extension Agent, Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (1991-2000)
Manager, Farmers Pest Management Services Cooperative (soil sampling and crop scouting), (1991-1995)
Manager, Marjorie Rayburn's Crop Scouting Service, (1988-1991)
Farm Owner/Operator, Barrow Creek Farm (Sheep, cattle, hay, corn, soybeans), Perquimans County, NC (1976-present)
Mother, 4 children (1970-present); 6 grandchildren
NCSU Integrated Pest Management website
NCSU Department of Horticulture website - Information on commercial horticultural crops and other horticulture information
NC Division of Water Quality (DWQ) website
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association website - Information on sustainable Agriculture in the Carolinas
ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas) website - National Sustainable Farming Information Center
Natural Resources Leadership Institute website - Consensus Building Around Natural Resource Issues
Hertford United Methodist Church, Sunday School Teacher, Summer Worship Coordinator
Certified Lay Speaker, United Methodist Church
Habitat for Humanity
Friends of the Vineyard, Perquimans County Restoration Association
To send an E-Mail message: Marjorie_Rayburn@ncsu.edu
Last revised on 3/20/2007.