Steven C. Turner

Steven C. Turner

Professor and Director

Southern Rural Development Center

Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: 150-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing


Steve Turner is Director of the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) and a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University (MSU). He served as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at MSU for 12 years prior to his appointment at Director of the SRDC in 2016. Prior to August 2003, he was a Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. His research has concentrated on marketing and finance with emphasis on the green and livestock sectors, along with futures and option markets. In 2005, Dr. Turner was selected to serve a five-year term as Faculty Athletic Representative for Mississippi State University and currently continues that assignment.


  • Livestock Marketing
  • Plant Marketing
  • Landscape Marketing
  • Awards:

  • Award of Excellence, University of Georgia's Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association
  • Publications

    • Turner, S.C. 2011. Lessons learned in over 31 Years in agricultural economics. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 43 (3):305-308. Download