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Poultry Feed Mill

Investing in the future
of Poultry Science

Our Mission
The Land Grant Mission

Our goal is to have this new facility become a flagship land-grant university mill, serving students, faculty, staff of Mississippi State, as well as the state of Mississippi and the poultry industry through high quality outputs in:

Research Goals
Teaching Goals
Service Goals

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Image Alternative Text: SPARK student leaders posing outside of Lee Hall as SPARK students exit the building

Why a New Feed Mill?

Mississippi State's current feed mill is antiquated and without pelleting capability, limiting effectiveness in research, teaching, and outreach efforts. Recently Mississippi State has increased its capacity and expertise in feed manufacture and hygiene with the addition of a second faculty member in these areas. Plans are in place to offer expanded educational options for students and industry, in addition to greatly needed research. Having an MSU-controlled and operated mill is imperative to align with targeted research, teaching, and outreach goals to better serve the industry in this area. Reaching these goals will be severely limited by the lack of a MSU feed mill.

Image Alternative Text: Patrick Games (Interdisciplinary Studies) studying with laptop in Old Main Academic Center. Photoshoot commissioned by Distance Education.

This feed mill has been designed and planned with input from the Mississippi State Feed Mill Advisory Board

Progress To Date

With Advisory Board buy-in, progress to date:

  • Property Surveyed
  • Engineering Services provided by WL Port-land
  • Process Flow Diagram
  • General Arrangement Drawings
  • Scope Description
  • Equipment list / general design parameters
  • Preliminary Facility Budget
  • Preliminary Engineering and Construction Timeline


Stay updated with the current donation goals.

Committed ~ $3.2M Goal ~ $9M See Current Levels

Board of Directors

Mississippi State University Feed Mill Advisory Board

Rob Yarborough, AGCO

Richard Obermeyer, Aviagen, Inc.

Dr. Bob Loar II, Cal-Maine Foods

Dr. Leonel Mejia, Cobb Vantress, Inc.

Scott Anderson, CPM

Matthew McLean, Essmueller Co.

Ben Sellers, Hayes & Stolz

Stuart Martin, Hayes & Stolz

Bryan Martin, Jesco, Inc.

Steve McLaurin, Peco Foods

Billy Perkins, Peco Foods

Brad Tipton, Pilgrims

Dr. Mark Lemons, Wayne-Sanderson Farms

Darrin Poole, Wayne-Sanderson Farms

Dr. Curran Gehring, Tucker Milling

John Wilson, Tyson Foods

Brad Stokke, WEM

Alan Berndtson, WEM

Tim Lease, WL Port-land

Jonathan Cowles, WL Port-land

John Franko, WL Port-land

Pete Ensch, WEM

Mississippi State Department of Poultry Science Representatives

*All donations will be recognized on the "Honor Wall" within the new feed mill.


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Kelly Wamsley

Kelley Wamsley


Will Staggers

William Staggers


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