Horticulture and Marine Economics Program Objectives

Research Interests, Duties and Responsibilities 

Establish and maintain partnerships and collaborations, secure funding and conduct socio-economic research on horticultural, marine and coastal issues (61.84% of my time are spent on research since July 2009):

Socio-economic impacts of nursery and greenhouse automation and mechanization

Community economic recoveryeconomic preparednessdisaster preparedness and economic recovery from natural disasters

Saltwater fishing preferences of Mississippi lifetime sportsmen

Extension Interests, Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, secure funding and maintain extension economics programs based on research results addressing horticultural, marine and coastal issues (38.16% of my time are spent on extension since July 2009):

Direct marketing of food, seafood and outdoor tourism

Economic impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Economic impacts of natural disasters on marine industries

Economic impact analysis of programs and regulations

Online and Social Media Economic Outreach Program

Develop and maintain CREC websites and social media networks to reach out directly to households, businesses, organizations and the general public on coastal and marine-related issues affecting the state, Gulf and beyond: (mostly performed during my spare time since July 1999):

Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC)

Webmaster, Coastal Research and Extension Center Social Media Networks 
Administrator, Coastal Research and Extension Center Facebook Page

Horticulture and Marine Economics (HME)

Webmaster, Horticulture and Marine Economics Program Website
Administrator, Horticulture and Marine Economics Blog
Administrator, Horticulture and Marine Economics Facebook Page 
Administrator, Horticulture and Marine Economics Twitter

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Gomos)

Webmaster, Economic Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Website

Center for Urban and Rural Interface Studies (CURIS)

Webmaster, Center for Urban and Rural Interface Studies Website

Nursery and Greenhouse Automation and Mechanization

Webmaster, Nursery and Greenhouse Mechanization and Automation Website

Mississippi MarketMaker (MS-MM)

Administrator, Mississippi MarketMaker Website
Administrator, Mississippi MarketMaker Blog,
Administrator, Mississippi MarketMaker Facebook Page
Administrator, Mississippi MarketMaker Twitter
Administrator, Mississippi MarketMaker Online Newsletter
Webmaster, Mississippi MarketMaker Outreach Program website