Echoes of Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Stories


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Mississippi State University; Mississippi State University--History; Mississippi State University--Employees; Mississippi State University. Extension Service; Agriculture; Agriculture--Research; Interviews; Agricultural extension workers; Mississippi State University. Alumni and alumnae; Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building (Mississippi State, Miss.)


Oral history; interview with Dr. Warren C. Couvillion, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, May 7, 2012, Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University. Couvillion was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1940. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Louisiana State University, and his PhD from the University of Tennessee in 1971. That same year, he came to Mississippi State as an Assistant Professor. He later became an Associate Professor and then a full Professor in Agricultural Economics. He first worked with Livestock Marketing, but in 1975 began working with the Seed Technology Unit as a team economist. He also was a part of the Center for Security and Strategic Studies. Couvillion's research at MSU focused on Ag Marketing, Seed Marketing, and International Trade. He retired in June, 2002. In this interview, Couvillion talks about his history in Lloyd-Ricks, his past experiences with administrators in the building, his international travels, and the in


Ballard, Michael B., interviewer



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oral history; 1 sound cassette (29 min., 54 sec.) : 1 7/8 ips; 1/4 in. tape

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sound; text

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Deeply Rooted


Location: Starkville (Miss.)


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