Elizabeth Canales

Elizabeth Canales

Assistant Professor

Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: 361 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing


Elizabeth Canales joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University in April of 2016. Prior to joining MSU, Elizabeth Canales worked as an internal strategy consultant for The Wonderful Company, LLC (formerly Roll Global), a private consumer goods corporation based in California, where she worked on business-wide strategic initiatives and operational projects. She obtained her masters and PhD at Kansas State University where she worked on various research topics focusing on agricultural productivity and the adoption of agricultural practices under risk. Her extension program will focus primarily on providing education and support for small business and specialty crop producers in the State. Specifically, her efforts will include developing education and training materials on farm management, understanding and using financial statements and operational information to improve business decisions, cost analysis, enterprise analysis, business development, and record-keeping, among others.


  • Agribusiness
  • Farm financial management
  • Adoption of agricultural production practices
  • Production economics
  • Publications

    • Collart, A. J., E. Canales. 2021. How might broad adoption of blockchain-based traceability impact the U.S. fresh produce supply chain? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2021:1-18.  Download
    • Barefield, D. A., R. G. Snyder, D. Canales Medina, L. H. Behel. 2019. Economic evaluation of the Greenhouse Tomato short course. Mississippi State Extension Service Publication P3336.  Download
    • Canales Medina, D. 2019. Coordination and crop planning in local food systems: Considerations for local aggregators, coordinators, and distributors. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3388. Download
    • Canales Medina, D., G. Andrango, A. Williams. 2019. Mexico's agricultural sector: Production potential and implications for trade. Choices 34(3):1-12.  Download
    • Ramsey, S., J. Bergtold, D. Canales Medina, J. Williams. 2019. Effects of farmers' yield-risk perceptions on conservation practice adoption in Kansas. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44(2):380-403.  Download
    • Canales Medina, D., C. Crist. 2018. Food as a business. Mississippi State Extension Service Publication 3261. Download
    • Canales Medina, D., H. Irwin. 2018. Food safety certification and market access. Mississippi State Extension Service Publication 3287.  Download
    • Canales Medina, D., J. Bergtold, J. Williams. 2018. Modeling the choice of tillage used for dryland corn, wheat and soybean production by farmers in Kansas. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 47(1):90-117.  Download
    • Canales Medina, D. 2017. Planning for a new commercial vegetable business. Mississippi State Extension Service Publication P3134.  Download