Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

Research Is Our Business


George Hopper

This has been a great year for the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Our scientists continue to discover and develop new technologies, varieties, and systems to improve the productivity of producers, the livelihood of citizens, and the economy of our state and nation.

This year, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launched a five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan identified six priority research areas: plant production systems, animal production systems, food safety and quality, sustainable energy, human health and well-being, and sustainable communities. This website highlights a few of the hundreds of projects within each of these priorities.

The vision of the Experiment Station is "to be a leading land-grant university by providing solutions that improve the lives of Mississippians and the global community through excellence in agriculture and life sciences."

Our mission is "to advance agriculture and natural resources through teaching and learning, research and discovery, service and engagement which will enhance economic prosperity and environmental stewardship, to build stronger communities and improve the health and well-being of families, and to serve people of the state, the region, and the world."

Our Experiment Station scientists are dedicated to this mission and to providing the cutting edge research which advances agriculture, life sciences and natural resources in the state. The efforts of our scientists has led Mississippi State University to rank ninth nationally for agricultural research expenditures as evaluated by the National Science Foundation.

Truly, Mississippi is blessed with rich soils, plentiful fresh water, and favorable climate. Thank you for your assistance in these endeavors. This website is designed to showcase the ground-breaking, transformative research of the Experiment Station and communicate our plans for the future.

George M. Hopper
Dean and Director