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Factors Affecting Farmer Participation in Agritourism

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/57004
Abstract:
Using a national farm survey, this study estimates a logit model to identify factors affecting U.S. farmers’ participation in agritourism. Of the dummy variables, public access to the farm for recreation has the greatest positive impact, followed by farms near central cities, farms in Rocky Mountain and Southern Plains regions, farmers with college education, farmers paying for farm advice, farms organized as partnerships/corporations, farms enrolled in conservation programs, and farmers with access to the internet. Continuous variables affecting participation include acres of owned land, percent of land unsuitable for crops, operator age, and distance to cities. Targeting farms and farmers with these traits can increase the success of agritourism promotion efforts.
Author(s):
Faqir Singh Bagi , Richard J. Reeder
Subject(s):
Internet , cities , conservation programs , corporations , farm surveys , farmers , farms , higher education , logit analysis , national surveys , participation (behavior) , recreation , tourism , Great Plains region , Rocky Mountain region , Western United States
Source:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 2012 v.41 no.2
Language:
English
Year:
2012
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.