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Staff & Volunteers

(From left to right: Alison O’Connor, Tony Koski, and Emily Alligood. Photo credit: John-Chelsea Photo)

The CSU Extension office in Larimer County runs our market. Planning and operations are carried out by two Extension staff members and CSU Master Gardener volunteers in Larimer County.

Staff Bios

Alison O'Connor Farmers Market
Photo credit: John-Chelsea Photo

Dr. Alison O’Connor, Market Manager

Alison Stoven O’Connor is the Colorado State University Extension horticulture agent in Larimer County. She has managed the market since 2006. Alison coordinates the Larimer County Master Gardener program and assists homeowners and industry with horticultural questions. She attended Iowa State University and The Ohio State University, majoring in horticulture. Alison went on to complete her Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2014, studying nursery tree production and landscape establishment. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, baking, and tending to her backyard chickens.

Photo credit: John-Chelsea Photo

Emily Alligood, Market Manager

Emily Alligood joined the team in 2017 and is currently a program coordinator for Larimer County. She has been involved with the farmers’ market and the Open Class competitions at the Larimer County Fair. Emily graduated from the University of Colorado Denver in 2012. She majored in English writing, with a concentration in business writing. In her spare time, Emily enjoys recreating outdoors and is the director and instructor at her dance company.