NC State Extension

Jeanine Marie Davis

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Department of Horticultural Science

The objective of my program is to increase the environmental and economic sustainability of agriculture by optimizing organic production systems and introducing and developing new crops.


  • 20% research and 80% extension with emphasis on organic agriculture in western North Carolina, culinary and medicinal herbs, non-timber forest products, mushrooms, and specialty crops
  • North Carolina Specialty Crops Program, manager of western activities

Curriculum Vita

Program Support Personnel

  • Margaret Bloomquist, Organic Broccoli, Medicinal Herb, and Eastern Broccoli Projects, Research Assistant.
  • Kelly Gaskill, Hops and Stevia Projects, Research Assistant.
  • Luping Qu, Ph.D., Organic Cucurbit Research Project and general program support, Research Specialist.
  • Reuben Travis, general program support, Research Assistant.
  • Lijing Zhou, Ph.D., Echinacea Research Project, websites design, and data analysis, Postdoc.


Supporting New Crops & Organics Program

Our program is almost completely funded by grants and gifts. If you value this program, we would appreciate your financial support. To become a Friend of the NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program, you can donate on-line here or print out this form and mail it in with your check. Thank you for your support!

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Photo of Dr. Jeanine DavisDr. Jeanine DavisExtension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables (828) 684-3562 jeanine_davis@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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