Tom Monaghan joined National Land Realty in 2018. Tom has over 40 years of personal experience in real estate – buying, selling and managing land. Tom has also served in numerous roles that have helped him develop his knowledge and passion for land such as Soil Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Manager, Wildlife Biologist with the US Forest Service, Faculty and Extension Leader with the Mississippi State University Department of Forestry, Program Coordinator with the Mississippi Forestry Association, State Coordinator with the MS Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and State Administrator with the MS Tree Farm Program.
Tom received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Mississippi State University. He also brings over 30 years of experience assessing the needs of landowners and professionals and developing educational programs to meet those needs. As Extension Leader for the MSU Dept of Forestry, he directed and coordinated the development of short courses, workshops, field days, demonstrations, publications, newsletters, and other programs in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. He personally specialized in forest taxation, management, marketing, and economics.
Tom and his wife, Sharon, have two adult children and five granddaughters. Tom enjoys deer hunting (when he has time), managing his own land and traveling out West.