New livestock agent joins Davie Extension

Published 12:30 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

MacKenzie Hall recently joined the team at Davie County Cooperative Extension serving as the livestock agent for Davie and Yadkin counties.

Hall is from Lexington, where she grew up on a small family farm, where they raised pastured poultry, swine, and cattle as well as some local produce.

Throughout high school, Hall participated in many FFA (Future Farmers of America) activities where her passion for agriculture deepened. Over the last six years, Hall has assisted her husband’s family dairy with all ranges of responsibilities.

In 2020, Hall graduated from the University of Mount Olive with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture production systems with a concentration in animal science and minors in agriculture business and biology. She is working to obtain her master’s degree in animal science.

Her research is looking at a Tall Fescue Variety Trial and a Nurse Crop Establishment Trial.

“Mackenzie is knowledgeable in poultry, cattle, small ruminants, horses, forage crops and pasture management systems.,” said Colleen Church, Davie Extension director.

Hall had been the livestock and field crops agent in Cabarrus County for three years.

Hall said she is “looking forward to being a part of this community and working with the farmers in Davie and Yadkin County,” providing education and technical support.

Cooperative Extension provides resources to assist local farmers, land and home owners in the areas of family and consumer sciences, livestock, horticulture, and field crops. NC Cooperative Extension is run and supported through NC State University and Davie County.

If you have any questions or are interested in what Cooperative Extension does, contact Hall at mackenzie_hall@ncsu.edu or at (336) 753-6100.