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CREC-Coastal Research & Ext Center

The Coastal Research and Extension Center is Mississippi State University’s “southern exposure,” linking residents of the coastal region to the university. The center’s mission is to conduct research and education programs aimed at developing a better understanding and use of renewable and nonrenewable resources in south Mississippi. Its applied research and educational programs with biological, physical and social systems focus on enhancing the quality of life of residents of Mississippi and other Gulf states.

Counties served include: Clarke, Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne.

MSU Mailstop:
Mailing Address:
1815 Popps Ferry Rd
Biloxi , MS
Physical Address:
1815 Popps Ferry Rd
Biloxi , Mississippi


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Portrait of Dr. Christine E. Coker Dr. Christine E. Coker Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Ms. Doris Irene Cycyk Ms. Doris Irene Cycyk Office Associate
Portrait of Dr. James M. DelPrince Dr. James M. DelPrince Associate Extension Professor
Portrait of Ms. Darcie Jean Graham Ms. Darcie Jean Graham Business Manager I
Portrait of Dr. James Emery Henderson Dr. James Emery Henderson Professor and Head
Dr. Jonathan Larry Pitchford Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Ben Posadas Dr. Ben Posadas Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Eric Stafne Dr. Eric Stafne Extension/Research Professor
Mr. Blake Lee Wenger Building & Grounds Attendant
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