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
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.
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
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.
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