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Southern Rural Development Center

The Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) is hosted by Mississippi State University and seeks to strengthen the capacity of the region's 30 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South.

The SRDC goals include:

  • Stimulate the formation of multi-state research teams
  • Coordinate the development and revision of educational materials and maintain a centralized repository of educational resources
  • Organize and deliver high priority rural development research and educational workshops/conferences
  • Provide leadership for the preparation of science-based rural development policy reports
  • Build partnerships that link the South's land-grant university system with other key entities committed to rural development activities in the region
Visit the Southern Center's website

States Served by the SRDC

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and USVI

Contact the Southern Center

Southern Rural Development Center
P.O. Box 5187

Mississippi State, MS 39762
Campus Mail Stop 9755

PHONE: (662) 325-3207