Among agricultural economics faculty in the Southern region of the United States, awareness of research productivity, teaching loads, and faculty rewards is growing. Studies on research productivity have included classifications of contributors to this journal (Oursbourn, Hardin, and Lacewell), the Journal of Farm Economics (Holland and Redman), and major economic journals (Opaluch and Just). The findings generally indicate that agricultural economics faculty of universities in the Southern region have not ranked very high as contributors to major economic journals (Holland and Redman). Opaluch and Just found only two universities in the Southern region among the top 20 universities contributing papers to the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Among universities contributing to major national economic journals, only one of the top twelve was in the Southern region.