Dr. James Barnes Portrait

Dr. James Barnes is an Associate Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University. He created the Bricks-To-Clicks® Extension program to help business leaders create and implement marketing plans that grow revenue. He is also a certified StoryBrand marketing guide and copywriter.

Dr. Barnes has worked in online marketing as a business coach to many businesses for more than 10 years. He also has conducted marketing research with businesses in Mississippi and has published many articles about online marketing.

E-mail: james.barnes@msstate.edu

Ph: (662) 325-1796

Bricks-To-Clicks® is a statewide economic development program that teaches Mississippi entrepreneurs how to create and implement clear marketing plans that work. 


  • Marketing plans
  • Website makeovers
  • Social media plans
  • A review of your business’ current online marketing strategy and an online consultation with Dr. Barnes
  • FREE online marketing education webinars
  • For a list of courses currently available in Mississippi, go here.

Some Previous Clients

  • HogEye Cameras
  • Up in Farms Food Hub
  • Original HogShine
  • Big Pig Trap
  • Umble Coffee Co
  • Deep South Pout
  • Oktibbeha County Co-op
  • Alliance of Sustainable Farms
  • Starkville Veterinary Hospital
  • Mississippi Farmers Market
  • Mississippi Main Street Association
  • Mississippi Development Authority
  • Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
  • Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival

What Clients Are Saying

“His knowledge of all social media platforms allows us to create an action plan that drives sales!”
Jason Stoker, Deep South Pout

“I highly recommend Bricks-To-Clicks to any organization or business”
Jeannie W. Zieren, Mississippi Main Street Association

“This is a great program for any farmers market or agribusiness that wants to maximize their return on social media marketing”
Susan Head, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

If you need customized training, please contact Dr. Barnes. Thank you for your interest in Bricks-To-Clicks®!

Dr. James Barnes
Associate Extension Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
Mississippi State University
Ph: (662) 325-1796
Email: james.barnes@msstate.edu