Josh Maples

Josh Maples

Assistant Professor

Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: 318 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg.

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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.


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Mississippi State University


  • Livestock Marketing
  • Production Economics
  • Commodity Marketing


  • Livestock Production and Marketing
  • Commodity Markets
  • Consumer Preferences


  • Marshall, T. L., K. T. Coatney, J. A. Parish, R. D. Little, J. Maples, B. R. Williams. 2021. Factors impacting reproductive success and asset value of beef breeding females in Mississippi auctions. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 53(1):110-133. Download
  • Lemus, R. W., J. D. Rivera, J. Maples, J. Johnson. 2020. Estimating dry hay value. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3431. Download
  • Rushing, J. B., R. W. Lemus, J. Maples, J. C. Lyles. 2020. Impact of poultry litter application to alfalfa production in Mississippi. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management. Download
  • Marshall, T. L., J. Maples, J. A. Parish, K. T. Coatney. 2019. Benefit-cost analysis of selling pregnant replacement females: Information and timing matters. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3331.  Download
  • Maples, J., J. L. Lusk, D. S. Peel. 2018. Unintended consequences of the quest for increased efficiency in beef cattle: When bigger isn't better. Food Policy 74:65-73.  Download
  • Maples, J., R. K. Brown, C. Lacy. 2018. Meat goat budgeting and marketing. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2798.  Download
  • Maples, M., M. G. Interis, K. L. Morgan, A. Harri. 2018. Southeastern consumers' willingness to pay for environmental production attributes of fresh tomatoes. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 50(1):27-47.  Download
  • Maples, J.G., B.W. Brorsen, J.t. Biermacher. 2016. The rainfall index annual forage pilot program as a risk management tool for cool-season forage. 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