The head of the DREC is also the Director of the Delta Region of Mississippi State University's Extension Service. The counties in the Delta Region of MSU-ES include Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Montgomery, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Washington, and Yazoo.
The Delta Research and Extension Center brings focus to both the short- and long-term concerns of Delta producers and other stakeholders in the region. The major purpose of Extension activity is to help people, businesses, and other organization make informed decisions through the transfer of new research information and technology. This enhances the land-grant mission of Mississippi State University as farmers and consumers have access to an interdisciplinary staff for interaction and decision-making purposes.
To learn more about MSU Extension, please visit http://extension.msstate.edu or contact Curt Lacy at 662-686-3268.