Alabama Cooperative Extension
has named Joshua Melson as the new County Extension Coordinator for Lawrence
County. He will begin his new duties June 20.
Melson is a 2012 graduate of Auburn
University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
emphasizing Agriculture Leadership Studies and Education. He will complete his master’s
degree in Agriculture Leadership from Auburn University in December.
“I look forward to the opportunity to serve
as county extension coordinator for Lawrence County. My objective is to be a
resource and servant to the wonderful citizens of Lawrence County,” said
Melson comes to Extension from
the Alabama Farmers Federation, where he served as area director for seven
counties. As area director, he served as a liaison between the state federation
and local county federation board of directors and committees. He also served
as a liaison between elected officials and the counties in regards to the
Alabama Farmers Federation policies.
“Josh comes to ACES from a career with the Alabama Farmers Federation,
which offered him the opportunity to develop a diverse professional background
steeped in leadership, program development and marketing. I am very
excited about the innovative spirit he will bring to his new role as the County
Extension Coordinator in Lawrence County,” said Stan Windham, assistant
director, Program Operations and Innovations with Alabama Extension.
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