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Melson named area director

Published 2:43pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Josh Melson has joined the Alabama Farmers Federation’s organizational department as the Area 1 organization director.


His territory covers Colbert, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties.

A 2012 Auburn University graduate and past Federation scholarship recipient, Melson said he looks forward to working alongside the state’s farmers.

“Knowing someone invested time and money into my agriculture education with the scholarship was a tremendous driving force for me to succeed,” he said. “The Federation stands for the same values I have. It’s a great journey ahead.”

Prior to joining the Federation, Melson worked as a broiler field representative with Wayne Farms.

Federation Organization Department Director Mike Tidwell said Melson brings a great skill set to the organization.

“Previous work experience in the poultry industry combined with his Auburn education provided Josh with a great understanding of agriculture in Alabama that will serve him well in this position,” Tidwell said. “I know Josh will work hard to represent our farmers and members in a very positive manner.”

A native of Danville, Melson was active in the Danville High School FFA chapter. He now lives in Somerville with his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Ellie.

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