Rick Snyder

Extension/Research Professor

Specialty: Greenhouse Vegetables, Vegetable Crops, Mushrooms

Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Mailing Address:

Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station
P.O. Box 231
Crystal Springs, MS

Physical Address:

Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station
2024 Experiment Station Road
Crystal Springs, MS


Phone: (601) 892-3731


  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.S., Ohio State University
  • B.S., University of Connecticut

Research/Extension Assignments:

  • Extension Specialist for greenhouse and field vegetable crops, with focus on greenhouse tomatoes
  • Greenhouse vegetable crops, including hydroponic vegetable production, cultural practices, specialty crops, plastic and degradable mulches, trickle irrigation, cultivar trials

Society Memberships:

  • Community Relations Council, Mississippi Job Corps, Crystal Springs
  • All-America Selections Committee, Vegetable Judge
  • Mississippi Weed Science Committee
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
  • Southern Region of American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association


  • 2012 Blue Ribbon Communication Award, Southern Region ASHS Extension


Hood, K.W., R.G. Snyder, and C. Gholston. 2013. Greenhouse Tomato Budgets for Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2766, pp. 1-8. Download
Kemble, J., G.E. Boyhan, J.M. Davis, R.L. Hassel, R.G. Snyder, and A.L. Wszelaki. 2012. After 12 Years—The Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook and SE Vegetable Extension Workers Meeting. HortScience 47(9):S37.
Snyder, R.G. 2012. Outreach for 5,000+ with Fall Flower & Garden Fest. HortScience 47(9):S103-S104.