Randall D. Little

Randall D. Little

Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator

Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Office: 301-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing


Randy Little's primary research activities include the economics of agricultural production and farm management and specific work include the economic analysis of production factors in the livestock industries. Little is a nationally recognized leader in agricultural economics education and has received several awards related to his mentoring of and relationships with students. These include the Alpha Gamma Rho Grand President's Award, The Mortar Board, Inc. Professor of Distinction and has been included in Marquis Who's Who in America.


  • Livestock Production Economics
  • Farm Management
  • Society Membership:

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association
  • Academy of Economics and Finance
  • Southwestern Economics Association
  • Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association
  • Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
  • Mississippi Forage and Grassland Council
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture)
  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity
  • Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
  • Publications

    • Hood, K. W., R. D. Little, K. Morgan, K. T. Coatney. 2013. Seasonal price analysis to determine economic gains associated with high-tunnel season extension for Mississippi vegetable producers. Journal of Food Distribution Research 44:98-99. Download
    • Hinson, R., R.D. Little, K.W. Hood, A. Owings, R. Harkness, J.G. Black. 2011. Estimating the cost of producing selected ornamental crops in plant hardiness Zones 8 and 9. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 74(1):3-22. Download
    • Linton, J.A., J.C. Miller, R.D. Little, D.R. Petrolia, and K.H. Coble. 2011. Economic feasibility of producing sweet sorghum as an ethanol feedstock in the Southeastern United States. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:3050-3057. Download
    • St. Louis, D.G., and R.D. Little. 2008. What is the cost of gain for stocker cattle on ryegrass pasture?. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1170. 22pp. Download