Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center



The R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center, known by many as North Farm, is comprised of approximately 750 acres. This facility includes 550 acres of tillable land for a variety of research projects in a diverse agricultural community. Some examples include: cotton, soybeans, corn, sweet potatoes, grain sorghum, peanuts and many others. Along with tillable acreage, research is performed with turf, ornamentals and aquatic weeds/plants.

This facility furnishes the research scientists with necessary greenhouse environments, laboratory needs and a variety of storage areas. The research support staff on this station is responsible for land assignments, labor, and equipment to aid researchers in implementing their various protocols along with maintaining overall aesthetics of the entire facility.


  • Cedric Blair
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Jason Coffman
  • Agricultural Technician
  • James Doss
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Michael Evans
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Blake Garrard
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Jan High
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Zin Smith
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Laura Smith
  • Business Manager
  • Eddie Stevens
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Elvis Sykes
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Beau Varner
  • Assistant Farm Supervisor

Veterans Memorial Rose Garden

Roses are among the most popular additions to home landscapes, and the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden at Mississippi State University provides a panorama of traditional and new rose varieties. The garden is located at the Highway 182 entrance to the R. Rodney Foil Plant Science Research Facility. Rose planting at the site began during spring 2006. By fall 2007, construction was complete, and more than 30 rose cultivars were established at the garden.

To learn more visit http://rosegarden.msstate.edu