Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

Research Departments

Scientists and researchers affiliated with the following departments at Mississippi State University are responsible for much of the research done by MAFES.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology

Food Sciencee, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Landscape architecture

Landscape Architecture

Plant and Soil Sciences

Plant and Soil Sciences

Poultry Science

Poultry Science

Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Main Station Units

Located on or near the campus of Mississippi State University, these units and research centers comprise the MAFES Main Station.

Bearden Dairy Research Center

Bearden Dairy Research Center

Custer Dairy Processing Plant

Custer Dairy Processing Plant

Black Belt Experiment Station

Black Belt Experiment Station

R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center

R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center

MAFES Sales Store

MAFES Sales Store

H. H. Leveck Animal Research Center

H. H. Leveck Animal Research Center


Research and Extension Centers

To expand upon research conducted at MSU and the Main Station units, MAFES includes four major Research and Extention Centers throughout the state. With each branch controlling its own group of experiment stations and research facilities, MAFES locations and efforts proudly span the entire state of Mississippi and beyond.

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Coastal Research and Extension Center

Coastal Research and Extension Center

Delta Research and Extension Center

Delta Research and Extension Center


Centers & Institutes

Center For Retail and Cotton Product Development

Center For Retail & Cotton Product Development

Institute For Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology

Institute For Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology

Social Science Research Center

Social Science Research Center

Southern Rural Development Center

Southern Rural Development Center