Callie Nelson

Callie Nelson has been coordinator for Dallas County Extension Office for 16 years.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has named Callie Nelson to be one of two new Assistant Directors for County Extension Office Operations for the State, based out of Auburn University.

Nelson, who has served as the County Extension Coordinator for the Dallas County Office for the past 16 ½ years, will start her new position on Feb. 1. 

The Dallas County position she held is now open for applications. For more information go here.

Nelson has also served as interim director of Leadership Selma Dallas County for several years and said she will continue working with that program and a few other Dallas County projects until June 2021.

Callie Nelson has over 31 years of experiences with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. She began her career as an Assistant County Agent in Chilton County where she provided educational programs in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences for 3 ½ years and 4-H and Youth development for 12 years. She was promoted to the position of County Extension Coordinator for Dallas County in 2004. In this role, she has given leadership for Extension educational programs in the areas of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Youth Development and Community Resources Development. She also was responsible for the management of the office including hiring and supervising staff, securing funding, and public relations.

“Dallas County has been very good to me; I’m very appreciative of the support that the leaders and citizens has given me over the years by supporting our educational program efforts. Whether it was working with the farmers and growers, kids and youth in 4-H Club programs, conducting leadership classes or teaching a class on nutrition, the people have been responsive and supportive.”

“Also working here has afforded me the opportunity to grow and experience new levels of leadership, professional development and I’ve gown and increase my knowledge in so many areas.  I would not trade my days in Dallas County for anything. Selma and Dallas County will always be special to me; my family roots are here in Selma and Dallas County and the many friendships that have been developed over the years will always lead me back to “my mom’s hometown.” 

            In her new role, she will be housed on the campus of Auburn University and will work in tandem with the other Assistant Director for County Extension Office Operations to hire, supervise and oversee the programs for all 67 counties in our state. 

            The County Extension Coordinator’s position for Dallas County has been posted and can be reviewed on their website at https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/human-resources/employment-opportunities  or you contact her at 334-750-9570 for more information.

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