Jim Hamilton, PhD
County Extension Director

--Watauga County Cooperative Extension


2004: PhD in Forestry--NC State University                   

1998: MS in Forestry--Auburn University                                           

1993: BS in Natural Resources and Anthropology--University of the South (Sewanee)


Additional Experience/Training

2006-2009: Haywood Community College, Forestry Instructor and Program Coordinator
2007-2008: Natural Resources Leadership Institute, Fellow
2005-2006: Alabama A&M University, Asst. Professor, Human Dimensions of Forestry
2002-2005: NC Cooperative Extension, Ag Extension Agent

1993-1995, 1999: US Peace Corps, Paraguay, Agroforestry Extension Agent and Trainer


Extension and Research Interests

farmworker safety training, Christmas tree  production, forest landowner education agroforestry