Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center
The Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center (CMREC) is located in Raymond, Mississippi. It provides oversight to a staff of state specialists from the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES). Research is conducted to address problems in the immediate area.
The mission of the Center is to develop a research and extension program based on a regional geographic area that would effectively serve the needs of the central and southern parts of the state with research, technology, and educational programs to improve the economic well being of the agricultural producers, industry, rural and urban citizens.
In 1990, a unique partnership was established between Hinds Community College, MAFES, MSU Extension Service and Mississippi State University to have the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center located on the Hinds Agricultural campus in Raymond, Mississippi.
With the establishment of this partnership MAFES scientists, Extension and Hinds agricultural personnel develop educational programs, establish crop and livestock demonstrations of the latest agricultural technologies, and cooperate to provide research results and extension programs to the area clientele.
Three Branch Experiment Stations:
- Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station
- Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station
- Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station
Southwest Mississippi counties served by the Center are Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Hinds, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Leake, Madison, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Walthall, Warren, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.