Tyler Monday started work with the Alabama Farmers Federation June 1 as Area 2 organization director, which includes Cullman, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker and Winston counties. In this role, Monday will coordinate activities of county Farmers Federations in his area.
Previously employed with Auburn University (AU) as a horticulture research fellow, Monday said he looks forward to spending more time talking with farmers in the field.
“I find true joy in helping farmers become more productive and successful,” said Monday, 36. “The Alabama Farmers Federation does a fantastic job of serving and advocating for our state’s farmers, and I’m honored to join the staff to help with such a worthy cause.”
The Marshall County native studied horticulture at AU, earning bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in the discipline. As an AU research fellow, he managed research trials on fruit, vegetable and pecan production at sites throughout the state, among other job responsibilities.
Organization Department Director Mike Tidwell said Monday’s extensive agricultural research background will pay dividends in his new role.
“During his interview, Tyler said his dream job would be one where he could wake up each day and serve farmers,” Tidwell said. “That made an impression on me — to know this would truly be his dream job. I am confident Tyler will succeed, and I look forward to seeing all he accomplishes as he serves farmers in his area.”
Monday plans to reside in Cullman County along with his wife, Jennifer, and their three-month-old son, Copeland.