Some applied economic research supports the Local Food System Economies (LFSE) program in both course development and economic analysis:
Barnes, J. 2017. “Bricks-To-Clicks™: Online Marketing and Economic Education for Businesses.” Mississippi State University Extension, Forthcoming.
Barnes, J. and K. Coatney. 2015. “The Economic Value of Social Media Advertising on Mississippi Agribusiness: The Case of MG Farms, Inc.” Mississippi State University Extension, Publication 2912.
Barnes, J. 2016. “Organizing To Use Facebook Marketing Advertisements: A Planning Tool for Extension Professionals, Businesses, and Communities.” Journal of Extension, 54(4).
Barnes, J. and K. Coatney. 2016. “Maximizing the Economic Value from Facebook Marketing in the Agrifood System: Boosting Consumer Engagement Through Contests.” Journal of Extension 54(1).
Barnes, J. and K. Coatney. 2015. “Progress on Broadband Adoption in Rural America.” Choices 30(1). Link
Barnes, J. and K. Coatney. 2014. “Regional Economic Development and Marketing Rural Tourism Events Using Facebook: The Woodville Deer and Wildlife Case.” Mississippi State University Extension, Publication 2855.
Barnes, J. and A. Myles. 2017. “Local Food System Economics: How Selected Specialty Crops Contribute to Mississippi’s Economy.” Mississippi State University Extension, Forthcoming.
Wells, K. and J. Barnes. 2017. “Local Food System Economics: Mississippi Local Farms and Food Profiles.” Mississippi State University Extension, Forthcoming.
Henderson, J., J. Barnes, L. Falconer, B. Williams, and D. Sites. 2016. “The Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Forestry Production and Processing in Mississippi: An Input-Output Analysis.” Mississippi State University Extension, Publication 2962.
Collarte, A., J. Barnes, and A. Hidalgo. 2016. “Overview and Economic Contribution of the Mississippi Blueberry Industry.” Mississippi State University Extension, Publication 3001.
Collart, A., K. Hood, and J. Barnes. 2015. “Overview and the Economic Impact of the Mississippi Blueberry Industry.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, 46(1): 63-64.
Henderson, J., J. Barnes, L. Falconer, and D. Sites. 2015. “The Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Forestry Production and Processing in Mississippi: An Input-Output Analysis.” Mississippi State University Extension, Publication 2879.
Barnes, J. and J. Henderson. 2014. “The Economic Contribution of the Food and Fiber System to the Mississippi Delta Region.” Mississippi State University Extension, Publication 2840. Link
Have you considered becoming a vendor at your local farmers market? It’s important to do some research, check regulations, and make a plan before you begin a business or begin selling your products at one.
These tips can help you create a plan for selling at farmers markets and other similar venues.
POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Current and prospective market vendors can learn valuable marketing skills in a Feb. 9 workshop in Poplarville. Farmers Market Vendor Workshop: Boosting Your Revenue will teach participants valuable skills to help them increase sales. The workshop is open to vendors who sell at festivals, farmers markets and other similar venues.
The U.S. passion fruit industry is small, but a team of researchers want to help it grow through a grant awarded to Mississippi State University. Eric Stafne, fruit and nut specialist with the MSU Extension Service, is leading a research project aimed at gathering input from growers, marketers, consumers and buyers. The research team wants to better understand the current industry and its future direction.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Two years have passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the U.S., but problems the virus caused in the country’s grocery supply chain could remain well into 2022, which will likely mean higher beef prices for consumers.
Josh Maples, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said labor reductions caused beef shortages, which have increased the price of this commodity across the country.
Cottage food laws enacted to allow new entrepreneurs to start small-scale food businesses in their homes were updated recently to stay current with the business climate.
From the youngest to the oldest generations, thousands of people are visiting, shopping, and enjoying themselves at the Hernando Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays on the historic DeSoto County Courthouse lawn.
The market has more than just fresh produce. It connects the community by uniting the shoppers, producers, and artisans who come.