Southern Regional Center for Rural Development

RRDC map logo with states in soutern region highlighted

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 Site

States Served by the SRDC

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina

  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Puerto Rico
  • 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
Email: john.green@msstate.edu
Site: srdc.msstate.edu/