Benedict C. Posadas, Ph.D.
Associate Extension and Research Professor of Economics
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Outreach Program
Coastal Research & Extension Center, Mississippi State University
1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS, USA 39532
Telephone: 228-546-1024; Email:
- ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS AND LABOR MANAGEMENT IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY
- Investigate labor management practices and mechanization in the nursery and greenhouse industry.
- Assess the economic impacts of research and consumer preferences on vegetable, specialty crops, and fruit production.
- SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT OF AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES
- Develop a methodology for assessing the socioeconomic impacts of aquatic animal diseases.
- Pilot-test the assessment methodology in aquatic animal outbreaks in any major producing state, region, country or continent.
- SEAFOOD, AQUACULTURE AND HORTICULTURE EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
- Develop a methodology for assessing the economic resiliency of marine industries.
- Compile employment and wages databases in the seafood, aquaculture, and horticulture industries.
- GULF SEAFOOD AND AQUACULTURE PRICE ANALYSIS
- Monitor monthly ex-vessel and wholesale prices of shrimp products.
- Monitor monthly wholesale prices of aquaculture products.
- MARINE AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
- Develop economic models for commercial marine finfish and shellfish culture systems.
- Compile aquaculture production and input usage databases.
- ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE NATURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
- Compile multi-year economic databases of marine industries and coastal counties.
- Develop economic recovery models of marine industries and coastal counties.
- MISSISSIPPI MARKETMAKER OUTREACH PROGRAM
- Promote your food business by creating a business profile and updating it regularly as additional information about your business becomes available at https://ms.foodmarketmaker.com/
- The MarketMaker training workshop is available upon request by a group of 6-12 food producers, extension agents, state regulatory agency personnel, and school teachers. Email Dr. Ben Posadas for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DR. POSADAS NEEDS YOUR HELP
- I truly appreciate your four-minute assessment of the economic impact of my research and extension program at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hortmarine.