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Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research and Extension at MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center

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Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS 39532, USA
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College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
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Horticulturae 2021, 7(8), 236; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7080236
Received: 19 July 2021 / Revised: 3 August 2021 / Accepted: 7 August 2021 / Published: 10 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Outreach, Extension, and Education)
This paper summarizes the estimates of the total changes in sales, expenses, and income of participants of the horticulture research and extension programs at the Mississippi State University—Coastal Research and Extension Center for the past five years. Major items outline the estimation procedures for the past five years. The average annual values were used in estimating the total economic impacts of added gross sales, expenses, and incomes of participants in horticulture events. The cumulative total impacts reach USD 8.7 million in sales, 76 jobs, USD 1.4 million in labor income, USD 2.4 million in value-added, and USD 0.4 million in local, state, and federal taxes. In addition, the total willingness to pay for the horticulture program by the adult participants reached USD 1.8 million. In comparison, the annual public spending on the horticulture program averaged USD 1.4 million, creating additional substantial economic impacts to the region. View Full-Text
Keywords: economic impact; ornamental horticulture; fruits and nuts; vegetables; flowers; horticulture research; extension economic impact; ornamental horticulture; fruits and nuts; vegetables; flowers; horticulture research; extension
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Posadas, B.C.; Knight, P.R.; Stafne, E.T.; Coker, C.E.H.; Bachman, G.; DelPrince, J.; Langlois, S.A.; Blythe, E.K. Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research and Extension at MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. Horticulturae 2021, 7, 236. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7080236

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Posadas BC, Knight PR, Stafne ET, Coker CEH, Bachman G, DelPrince J, Langlois SA, Blythe EK. Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research and Extension at MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. Horticulturae. 2021; 7(8):236. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7080236

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Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Eric T. Stafne, Christine E. H. Coker, Gary Bachman, James DelPrince, Scott A. Langlois, and Eugene K. Blythe. 2021. "Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research and Extension at MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center" Horticulturae 7, no. 8: 236. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7080236

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