Mississippi State Poultry Science is one of six stand-alone poultry departments in the country, with a 12 acre research farm adjacent to the main campus, that includes a feed mill, hatchery, layer facility, numerous broiler research houses, a BSL II live bird research facility, and a processing plant. Two commercial houses are located nearby. More information is available at the departmental website at http://www.poultry.msstate.edu.
Starkville is a town of approximately 25,000 located in North Mississippi, approximately equidistant between Jackson and Tupelo, MS, and Tuscaloosa, AL. Starkville boasts a number of excellent restaurants, a very active Starkville Area Arts Council, and a symphony orchestra. The public schools have an excellent reputation. More information is available at the City of Starkville website at https://www.cityofstarkville.org/.