Daniel Petrolia and Alba Collart are co-authors on a new article in the Journal of Food Distribution Research entitled, "Consumer preferences for delacata catfish: A choice experiment with tasting." Download the article.
Daniel Petrolia has a new article in the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics entitled, "Is there a market for branded Gulf of Mexico oysters." Download the article.
Daniel Petrolia and Matthew Interis are co-authors on a new article in Environmental and Resource Economics entitled, "Single-choice, repeated-choice, and best-worst scaling elicitation formats: Do results differ and by how much?" Download the article.
Alumnus Ross Moore (Master of Science, 2010) is now the County Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency in Benton County, TN
Brad Judson, a MSU Ag Econ graduate, has been named one of ten finalists for the national Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The award was founded by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), is administered by Outstanding Farmers of America, supported by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, and sponsored by John Deere. Read more about Brad.
Caroline Kelsoe, Environmental Economics and Management major, received the 2016 Charles E. Lindley Leadership in Agricultural Award from the Association of Retired Faculty at Mississippi State University.
Betty Thomas, an Agribusiness major, was inducted into the Society of Scholars, an organization which recognizes top students in all academic majors who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholastic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Congratulations to Lurleen Walters, winner of the 2016 Patrick J. Byrne Award For Emerging Leadership from the Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS). The award was presented at the Annual Meeting which was recently held in New Orleans, LA, Sept 30-Oct 3.
Daniel Petrolia has a new article in the journal Food Policy entitled, "Risk preferences, risk perceptions, and risky food." Download the article.
Bryon Parman has a new article in the September 9, 2016 issue of Delta Farm Press entitled, "Cost/Profitability Calculations for 2016 Mississippi Crops."
James Barnes has an August, 2016 article entitled "Organizing to use Facebook advertisements: A planning tool for extension professionals, businesses, and communities," in the Journal of Extension. Read more here.
The team of Naomi Taylor, Hannah Wright, and Caroline Kelsoe finished 5th overall in the Academic Bowl competition at the 2016 AAEA meeting in Boston.
Assistant extension professor Byron Parman will join Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo chief agricultural economist, for a Food and Agribusiness webinar entitled, "What's the best strategy for the current land market?" Register for the webinar here
A new extension publication, "The Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Forestry Production and Processing in Mississippi: An Input-Output Analysis," has been published. Authors are forestry associate extension professor Dr. James Henderson along with Agricultural Economics faculty and staff Dr. James Barnes, Dr. Larry Falconer, Dr. Brian Williams, and research associate Mr. Dave Sites.
Dr. James Barnes received a grant from the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce for a project to measure the economic contribution of specialty crop production and processing on Mississippi's economy.
Dr. Alan Barefield spoke at the first annual Advancing Mississippi conference in Jackson, June 9. His topic was "Estimation of the Burden of Cigarette Smoking on the State of Mississippi in 2014."
Environmental Economics major Shea Gould has been selected for the 2016-2017 CALS/MAFES Undergraduate Research Program. She will work with Dr. Matthew Interis on "A Coastal Habitat Production Function of Use to Policy-Makers."
Alumnus Walt Stephens was elected as President of the Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association for 2016. Walt is Regions' Bank city president for Greenville, MS.
Ethan Goggans, a December graduate from our department, has accepted a position with Community Bank as a Ag Lender.
Caroline Kelsoe is a junior in our department and one of our student workers. She has been accepted to the MS Water Security Institute for this summer.
We welcome visiting undergraduate research intern Anibal Hidalgo, a senior agribusiness student from Zamorano University in Honduras. Anibal will be conducting research with Dr. Alba Collart during his stay at Mississippi State University.
The top downloaded article from 2014 in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy was From Hopeless to Curious? Thoughts on Hausman's "Dubious to Hopeless" Critique of Contingent Valuation” by Timothy C. Haab, Matthew G. Interis, Daniel R. Petrolia, and John C. Whiteside has received over 7,000 full text download to date.
Lurleen Walters was elected Vice President of Student Programs for the Food Distribution Research Society at their Annual Meeting in October. She was recently appointed to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust Committee, and is also Chair-Elect of the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (AAEA Section).
Yunkyung Lee, master's student, received the best MS Thesis Award from the Food Distribution Research Society
Christian Good (Ag Econ major) was chosen to Mr. MSU for Homecoming
Joonghyun "Cheetos" Hwang (Ag Econ M.S., 2013) is now the Chief Economist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Matt Interis was featured on the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association web site. Check out the profile.
MSU alumnus Thomas Griffin has enrolled at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Griffin is a December 2012 graduate.
Barry Barnett will be presenting "Crop Insurance and Soil Health" at the joint Farm Foundation/Economic Research Service workshop on the Economics of Soil Health in Washington, DC on September 22
Barry Barnett presented "Big Data: Implications for Risk and Crop Insurance Research" at the triennial conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists in Milan, Italy
Aaron Rodgers, alumnus, has been named Director of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
Yunkyung Lee (MS 2014) received the 2015 Richardson-Applebaum Award for Best M.S. Thesis given annually by the Food Distribution Research Society. Her major advisor was Dr. Matthew Freeman.
Elizabeth Nicholson has replaced Joy Odom as the Ag Econ Administrative Assistant.
Wanda Gillis was promoted to Senior Extension Associate. Dave Sites was promoted to Senior Research Associate.
Dr. Daniel Petrolia's research on the economic benefits of improved Gulf of Mexico coastal ocean observing system has been funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. This research is designed to enhance understanding of the economic value of the data and analyses produced by the Gulf Coast Ocean Observation System to society and specific user groups.
Dr. Daniel Petrolia's research on economic and geomorphic comparison of outer continental shelf sand vs. nearshore sand for coastal restoration projects has been funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. As dedging continues, sediment acquisition is needed for barrier shoreline and wetland restoration. This project looks at cost, among other items, of obtaining these two source materials.
Dave Thomas, Helena Chemical VP of Marketing, has accepted our nomination as CALS Alumnus of the Year for 2016.
Several students from the department participated in the MSU Undergraduate Research Symposium in April, and three of those students won awards.
In the Social Science Presentations category, Matt Janzen came in 1st (working with Dr. John Michael Riley), and Naomi Taylor came in 2nd (working with Dr. Matt Interis).
In the Community Engagement category, Shelby Hayes came in 2nd (working with Dr. Matt Freeman).
Yunkyung Lee (MS 2014) presented work from her thesis at a conference for the Korea Association of Livestock Management in late February in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Daniel Petrolia is now the associate editor for the Journal of Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy
Dr. Barry Barnett finished his term as president of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association at the annual meeting in Atlanta February 1-3
Dr. Daniel Petrolia's recent article entitled What Have We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster? An Economist's Perspective has been published in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics. Download it at cbe.miis.edu/joce/vol2014/iss1/1
Barry Barnett, Ardian Harri, Jesse Tack and Keith Coble received a Coop agreement with the USDA to research the policy implications of 'Big Ag Data.'
Dr. Daniel Petrolia's proposal on linking the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System to economic and environmental characteristics was funded through the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Currently, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the Community Rating System. CRS activities which reduce flood insurance include public information, mapping and regulations, flood damage reduction, and flood preparedness. This research will provide a statistical model to assess community resilience among variables of coastal flooding, community economic, ecological, and flood hazard characteristics
Dr. Barry Barnett will make a presentation on the 2014 Farm Bill at the Global Agri-Food Forum in Mazatlan, Mexico on October 23, 2014
Dr. Keith Coble gave two presentations on Farm Policy and Crop Insurance at the 2014 Farm Bill Symposium in Louisville KY on October 7, 2014
We welcome visiting scholar Teresa Maestro Villarroya, a Ph.D. student from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Teresa will be conducting research with Drs. Barnett and Coble during her stay at Mississippi State University.
Professor Emeritus John Lee has just published his memoirs, "Born Rich…in a time that is gone forever." It is John's story of growing up in rural Alabama during the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war years of the 1940s. The memories and stories center around the small community of Dancy, Alabama, from an era of high hopes to the town's decline and disappearance. The book is available in print and as an e-book on iBooks and iTunes.
FISHY: A Computer Program for U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Production Management has been revised by Professor Emeritus Wallace Killcreas. Download a copy of the revised publication.
Becky Smith has been named one of Mississippi's 50 leading businesswomen by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Barry Barnett has been elected to the office of the President of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. He will serve a three-year term beginning at the annual meeting in February, 2014.
Francis Annan (MS, 2012) received the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Jesse Tack, Ardian Harri, and Keith Coble were selected for the Applied Risk Analysis (ARA) Section 2013 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Applied Risk Analysis. The submitted article is entitled "More Than Mean Effects: Modeling the Effect of Climate on the Higher Order Moments of Crop Yields," published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Hunter Garnett, Joanna King, and Brian Whittenton comprised a team that came in third place at the 2013 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association's Academic Bowl
Hunter Garnett, undergraduate student, was elected President of the Undergraduate Student Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Keith Coble, Professor, received the Regions Bank Superior Faculty Award for Service
Charlie Bush (MS, 07;MABM, 09) was named MSU's Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Spotlight Employee for the month of July
Corey Miller was promoted to Senior Research Associate
Barry Barnett, Professor, was the keynote speaker at the second International Agriculture Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference (IARFIC) held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Randy Little, Professor, has been awarded Winner of the Outstanding Advising Award - Faculty Academic Advising, by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
Jeremy Jack (BS, 05; MABM, 06) was elected the next president of the Mississippi Soybean Association
Randy Little received the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award for the Department of Agricultural Economics
Marsha Myers received the 2013 Outstanding Staff Award for the Department of Agricultural Economics
Matt Interis, Assistant Professor, is the winner of Gamma Sigma Delta's research award
Kalyn Coatney, Assistant Professor, received the CALS-MAFES Excellence in Teaching (Upper Division) Award
Debra Price received the CALS-MAFES Support Staff Excellence Award
Randy Little was awarded the 2013 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Award.
Jeremy Jack (BS, 05; MABM, 06) was awarded the 2013 Young Sustainable Farmer award by Bayer CropScience.
Dr. C. W. "Bill" Herndon, Jr. received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Francis Annan (MS, 2012) received the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association
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Barry Barnett has been elected to the office of the President-Elect of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. He will serve a three-year term beginning at the annual meetings in February, 2013.
Dr. Ken Hood was the recipient of the first Mark E. Keenum Outstanding Extension Faculty Award
Dr. Wallace Killcreas has published an article in May/June 2012 edition of the Catfish Journal. The article is entitled "Fishy: A Computer Program for Catfish Production Management"
Kelsey Unruh (Senior, Agribusiness) was selected by the President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) for its Student Leadership Award
Is the new Director of Marketing for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture