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.