Randall D. Little

Randall D. Little

Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator

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  • Phone: (662) 325-2884
  • Fax: (662) 325-8777
  • Office: 301-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
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  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1990
  • M.S., University of Illinois, 1985
  • B.S., New Mexico State University, 1982

Research Interests
  • Livestock Production Economics
  • Farm Management

Randy Little's primary research activities include the economics of agricultural production and farm management and specific work include the economic analysis of production factors in the livestock industries. Little is a nationally recognized leader in agricultural economics education and has received several awards related to his mentoring of and relationships with students. These include the Alpha Gamma Rho Grand President's Award, The Mortar Board, Inc. Professor of Distinction and has been included in Marquis Who's Who in America.

Recent Publications

  • Hinson, R., R.D. Little, K.W. Hood, A. Owings, R. Harkness, J.G. Black. 2011. Estimating the cost of producing selected ornamental crops in plant hardiness Zones 8 and 9. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 74(1):3-22. Download

  • Linton, J.A., J.C. Miller, R.D. Little, D.R. Petrolia, and K.H. Coble. 2011. Economic feasibility of producing sweet sorghum as an ethanol feedstock in the Southeastern United States. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:3050-3057. Download

  • St. Louis, D.G., and R.D. Little. 2008. What is the cost of gain for stocker cattle on ryegrass pasture?. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1170. 22pp. Download