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Mountain Satellite Office

The Mountain Satellite Office (MSO) is located at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC. The MSO serves teachers, students, school systems, and community stakeholders of Western North Carolina. The MSO promotes STEM education through teacher professional development, curriculum development, student engagement programs, and an equipment loan program.


Michelle Benigno, Director, 828-206-3014
Jason Carter, Assistant Director


455 Research Dr.
Mills River, NC 28759

Teacher Programs

Upcoming Workshops (from our office and across the State)

Customized Workshops (Contact Michelle Benigno)

Equipment Loan Request (Make sure you follow the directions on the MyTurn site to create an account and select the appropriate Outreach Office!

Student Programs

Upcoming Student Programs (from our office and across the State

North Carolina Science Olympiad