The Mid South Area is one of eight research areas within ARS. We have over 1000 full-time personnel, including 260 scientist and engineers, working at 13 research locations and worksites in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky.
All major agricultural commodities of the mid-south United States are researched by Mid South Area scientists including cotton, corn, soybean, rice, sugarcane, poultry and catfish, as well as small fruits such as blueberries and strawberries.
The Mid South Area Office is headquartered in Stoneville, MS as part of the Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center and is comprised of the following offices:
Area Director’s Office