Josh Maples

Josh Maples

Assistant Professor

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  • Phone: (662) 325-1774
  • Fax: (662) 325-8777
  • Office: 318 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg.
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
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  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2016
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 2013
  • B.S., Mississippi State University, 2011

Research Interests
  • Livestock Production and Marketing
  • Commodity Markets
  • Consumer Preferences
Extension Interests
  • Livestock Marketing
  • Production Economics
  • Commodity Marketing

Josh Maples focuses on issues throughout livestock and meat supply chains. His research focus spans from making the most economical production and marketing decisions on the farm to measuring the attributes that consumers value when purchasing meat. He also has more general research interests in commodity marketing. Similarly, Maples' extension specialty is in livestock marketing. He works with the media to provide current market analysis and information to aid in producers' decision making processes. In the classroom, he teaches AEC 4123 Financial and Commodity Futures Marketing.

Recent Publications

  • Maples, J.G., B.W. Brorsen, J.t. Biermacher. 2016. The annual forage pilot program as a risk management tool for cool season grasses. Journal of Agricultural and Aplied Economics 48(01):29-51. Download

  • Maples, J.G., K.T. Coatney, J.M. Riley, B.B. Karisch, J.A. Parish, R.C. Vann. 2015. Comparing carcass end-point and profit maximization decision rules using dynamic nonlinear growth functions. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 47(2015):1-25. Download