To help farmers understand the importance of income tax planning, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a series of workshops for farmers. Wiregrass Region Workshop to be held October 4.
The Farm and Agribusiness Management Team is partnering with Auburn University and the AL Dept of Revenue to present a 1-day statewide Farm Tax seminar.
The Barbour County Extension Office will be relocating to the old TV McCoo School in Eufaula.
“When the opportunity for us to have a facility that provides enough office space, a meeting space and kitchen was presented we couldn’t pass it up. Currently, we are located in a space, while it is nice office space, it doesn’t allow us to provide our clientele with the resources we have to offer,” said Allie Corcoran, Barbour County Extension Coordinator.
This new space is easily accessible and will allow the office to hold after hours meetings. Health, nutrition and food safety regional agents will be able to hold their cooking, preserving, and other classes at this space. We are also excited about having a space for 4-H that can be used for community clubs. We are looking into grants that will enable us to have an interactive classroom with technology and other resources for us to provide 4-H and other community programming. Once we are settled into the new space, we plan to have an Open House for everyone to see our new office and meet our Extension personnel.
We will continue to have a space in the Clayton Courthouse that our agents will use to meet with those who can’t make it to Eufaula. Once we get settled in the new space, we will advertise the days and time we’ll be in Clayton. We’ll continue to hold workshops across the county. Our agents are always just a phone call away.
We hope this move will increase awareness of the importance that the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service plays in our homes, schools, and communities. Our partnerships with the Barbour County Commission, City of Eufaula, and surrounding communities will help us meet our mission to deliver research-based educational programs that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.
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