Jerry Edmonds

4-H Rural Life Center
Title: 4-H Agent
Phone: 252-583-5161

The 4-H Rural Life Center is used year round, under the leadership of Director Joe Long, a 1982 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and a 1986 graduate of The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a degree in Industrial Relations. In 2010, Joe completed a Master's Degree at North Carolina State University in Agricultural Education. He continued his education graduating again from North Carolina State University in 2014 with a Doctorate Degree in Agricultural and Extension Education. Dr. Long's focus was in Youth Development where he studied the positive life skill development gained by youth attending 4-H Camps across the state of North Carolina as perceived by parents for his Dissertation. Dr. Long is proud to direct an American Camp Association Accredited Summer Camp program showing his commitment and the commitment of Halifax County and North Carolina State Extension to camper safety. Having a fun and educational program in a safe environment is paramount to success in positive youth development. 

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