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Factors Affecting Farmer Participation in Agritourism


  • Bagi, Faqir Singh
  • Reeder, Richard J.


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.

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  • Bagi, Faqir Singh & Reeder, Richard J., 2012. "Factors Affecting Farmer Participation in Agritourism," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 41(2), August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:132529

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    1. Yeboah, Anthony K. & Owens, John Paul & Bynum, Jarvetta & Okafor, Ralph, 2015. "Case Studies of Agritourism among Small Farmers in North Carolina," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 229824, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Jensen, Kimberly & Bruch Leffew, Megan & Menard, Jamey & English, Burton C., 2014. "Analysis of Factors Influencing Agritourism Businesses in Expansion," 2014 Annual Meeting, February 1-4, 2014, Dallas, Texas 161401, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    3. Khanal, Aditya & Mishra, Ashok, 2015. "Interlinked diversification strategies: Evidence from farm business households," 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 196860, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Aditya R. Khanal & Ashok K. Mishra, 2014. "Agritourism and off-farm work: survival strategies for small farms," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(S1), pages 65-76, November.
    5. Jensen, Kimberly L. & Bruch Leffew, Megan & Menard, R. Jamey & English, Burton C., 2014. "Analysis of Factors Influencing Agritourism Businesses Perceptions about Expansion," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 45(2), July.
    6. Khanal, Aditya R. & Mishra, Ashok & Koirala, Krishna H., 2014. "Participation in Agritourism and Off-farm Work: Do Small Farms Benefit?," 2014 Annual Meeting, February 1-4, 2014, Dallas, Texas 162453, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.


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