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WSU Extension Staff

Gary Fredricks, Small Farms, Urban Horticultural and Master Gardener Coordinator, and Cowlitz County Administrative Director.

GaryF Gary addresses all aspects of small farm management including raising livestock and crop production in Washington. His responsibilities include information on gardening and small farm production that targets both youth and adults. Gary is the Administrative Director for Cowlitz County. He may be reached at 360-577-3014 x 3 in Cowlitz County or via email at
Jennifer Leach, 4-H Youth Development Agent
JenniferL The 4-H Youth Development Program provides hands-on learning opportunities for youths, K-12. The program is conducted by adult volunteers in partnership with WSU faculty and county staff. Life skills are acquired through fun, experiential 4-H educational activities. Jennifer is based in Longview and can be reached at 360-577-3014 x 4 or via email at
Lisa Huckleberry, Non-Department Head Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Lisa provides direct assistance and secretarial support to the Office Director, faculty and staff as well as performs a wide range of administrative duties and responsibilities that ensure the smooth general operation of the department. Lisa can be reached at 360-577-3014 x 0 or via email at
Sandra Brown, Area Extension Educator-Food Safety
Sandra Brown Programs for adults and children provide research-based information in the areas of food safety, food-borne illnesses, and food storage. Safe food preservation techniques in the areas of canning, freezing, and dehydrating are also offered through this program Cowlitz County. Sandy also supervises the SNAP-ED Food $ense Education Programs in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Clark counties. For a fun, interactive site on nutrition check out: Sandy is based in Vancouver and can be reached at 360-397-6060 x 5700 or via email at
Jerry Petrick, MBA, PMP, SPHR
Jerry Petrick Jerry Petrick is a Certified Business Advisor serving Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties for the Washington State University Small Business Development Center Network. Jerry has been advising companies for more than 10 years and enjoys the opportunity to help entrepreneurs thrive.  WSBDC provides a no fee, confidential advisory services to business owners by appointment.  Jerry can be reached at 360-798-4110 or by email at