Welcome Our New Livestock Agent
Please join us in welcoming Kendra Phipps as our new Livestock Agent for N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County.
Kendra Phipps was raised on a stocker and backgrounding operation in Piney Creek, NC, where she was first exposed to agriculture. Though she was raised on a cattle operation, Kendra was not interested in pursuing an agricultural career until she enrolled in an agriculture class in high school. During her high school agriculture class, she realized how disconnected the public was from food production and her career focus shifted. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in Dairy Science and minored in Animal and Poultry Sciences. During her time at Virginia Tech, she was a member of the Beef Leadership Council at Virginia Tech, the Dairy Club, and the Livestock Judging Team. She graduated from Virginia Tech in December 2018 and began graduate studies in Animal Science at NC State University in January 2019. During her time at NC State, she has been involved in a variety of research projects, including byproduct feeding trials, grazing studies, and small-plot forage research. She has been an active member of the Amazing Grazing team, planning and participating in numerous Extension activities. Her thesis research was the result of a producer-posed question and evaluates the effect of establishing cool-season perennial forage with small grain companion crops at varying rates. Kendra completed her Master’s degree in December 2020 and joins N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County as our new Livestock Agent. Please help us welcome Kendra to Stokes County.