Local Extension Agent departs for Rowan County

Today is the last day of local work for County Extension Agent Danèlle McKnight Cutting. She is leaving her post in Troy to take on similar work with the Cooperative Extension office in her home county of Rowan.

Danèlle McKnight Cutting worked three years as a horticulture, pesticide and local foods agent at the Montgomery Cooperative Extension. (Johnny Almond photo)

Danèlle McKnight Cutting worked three years as a horticulture, pesticide and local foods agent at the Montgomery Cooperative Extension. (Johnny Almond photo)

Cutting came to the county as a horticulture specialist just over three years ago. Part of her work has included development of the local volunteer “Master Gardener” program, which has grown significantly under her leadership.

Her voice is familiar to WMTG listeners through her regular program segments on gardening, which have also been featured on WLHC Radio in Sanford.

Earlier this year, Danèlle Cutting was honored as one of two recipients of North Carolina’s Young Agents Scholarship, recognizing agents with less than five years’ experience who show great leadership and programming skills.

At that time, County Extension Director Molly Alexi told WMTG that Cutting had shown “incredible dedication, vision and enthusiasm since pursuing her career as a North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agent.” Alexi said Cutting had “initiated innovative marketing ideas to increase clientele participation and volunteer involvement” in areas of horticulture, pesticides and local foods.

Danèlle Cutting starts her new job tomorrow (Aug. 1), and tentative plans call for the continuation of her radio features on WMTG.

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