Alan Barefield

Alan Barefield

Extension Professor

Phone: (662) 325-7995


Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762


Office: 371-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., East Wing


Bio:

A faculty member since 2003, Alan Barefield's primary fields of interest deal with the economic well-being of communities. Barefield has earned the Master Business Retention and Expansion Professional designation from Business Retention and Expansion International professional association as well as receiving their Distinguished Service Award for 2010. He has garnered well over $3 million to support his outreach programming efforts.

Extension:

  • Economics of public infrastructure, primarily water systems
  • Regional economic analysis
  • Small business development and entrepreneurship
  • Business retention and expansion programs
  • Publications

    • Barefield, D. A. 2017. Management training manual for board members of public water associations. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication M1027. Download
    • Barefield, D. A. 2017. Management training manual for governing bodies of municipal public water systems. Mississippi State University Extension Service M1541. Download
    • Barefield, D. A., L. H. Behel. 2017. Setting effective rates for a public water system. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3172. Download
    • Darger, M., D. A. Barefield. B. D. Hales, 2017. Business retention and expansion (BRE) today - research, application, and evaluation: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Community Development 48(2):160-169. Download
    • Barefield, A., K. Tweeten. 2013. Sources of secondary social-economic data. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2756. Download
    • Gentry, R., L. Behel, A. Barfield. 2013. State primary agency survey efforts to increase public water system sustainability. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2799. Download
    • Barrett, J.R., and A. Barefield. 2012. Management training manual for board members of public water associations. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication M1027. Download
    • Barrett, J.R., and A. Barefield. 2012. Management training manual for governing bodies of municipal public water systems. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication M1541. Download
    • Barefield, A. 2009. Human capital and rural economic development. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 41(2):431-433. Download
    • Carew, B.L., A.P. Sansing, A. Barefield, E. Peavy, B.B. Orr, J. Jordan, and V. Culver. 2009. Smart aging: Healthy futures, a community report for Copiah and Lincoln counties. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication M1624. Download
    • Carew, B.L., A.P. Sansing, A. Barefield, J. Jordan, and V. Culver. 2009. Smart aging: Healthy futures, a community report for Clay County. Download
    • Carew, B.L., A.P. Sansing, A. Barefield, J. Jordan, and V. Culver. 2009. Smart aging: Healthy futures, a community report for Oktibbeha County. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication M1615. Download