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Alabama Extension has named Allie Corcoran as the new County Extension Coordinator for Barbour County.  She began her duties Feb. 15.

“Allie comes to Extension from a background of managing a farm and working with USDA.  She has a strong history of success in these roles and brings a skill set in leadership, impactful programming and a long list of significant partnerships. We are excited about what Allie will bring to the Barbour County position,” said Stan Windham, assistant director, Program Operations and Innovations with Alabama Extension.

Corcoran has worked in the private and public sector. Since April 2010, she has been owner and farm manager of Backyard Orchards in Eufaula.  She is responsible for growing and selling of produce, oversees employees, ground maintenance, marketing, promotions and social media.

In addition, she worked several years with the Russell and Barbour County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, where she provided assistance, administrative and technical responsibilities and maintained all records and financial data for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, Conservation Stewardship Program and the Wetland Reserve Program, all cost-share programs.

“I am blessed to have worked with great agencies and organizations, as well as, co-owned a family business that has allowed me to gain experience to serve in my new role as County Coordinator. I’m looking forward to working with the citizens in the area I grew up in to help better serve their needs through programs Extension offers. “

A 2009 graduate of Auburn University, Corcoran received her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Communications. While at Auburn University, she interned with U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers.

Corcoran is already active in her community. She served as a Barbour County Farmers Federation Board member and secretary-treasurer since 2012; a member of the Barbour County Young Farmers; served as Barbour County Farm-City Chair; and as Barbour County Ag Day volunteer.​