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Segmenting The Commercial Producer Marketplace For Agricultural Inputs

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  • Gloy, Brent A.
  • Akridge, Jay T.

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A cluster analysis procedure was used to develop a market segmentation of U.S. crop and livestock farms with annual sales in excess of $100,000. The segments were developed based on the importance of six factors that producers evaluate when selecting input suppliers. The results indicate that four distinct segments exist: Convenience buyers, Balance buyers, Price buyers, and Performance buyers. Differences in preferences across these segments have important implications for the marketing strategies of agricultural input suppliers.

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  • Gloy, Brent A. & Akridge, Jay T., 1999. "Segmenting The Commercial Producer Marketplace For Agricultural Inputs," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 2(02).
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    1. Gloy, Brent A. & Akridge, Jay T. & Whipker, Linda D., 2000. "Sources Of Information For Commercial Farms: Usefulness Of Media And Personal Sources," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 3(02).
    2. Reimer, Aaron & Downey, W. Scott & Akridge, Jay T., 2009. "Market Segmentation Practices of Retail Crop Input Firms," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 12(1).
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    7. Gloy, Brent A. & Akridge, Jay T., 1999. "Segmenting The Commercial Producer Market For Agricultural Inputs," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21592, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    8. Ringelberg, Josiah & Gunderson, Michael & Widmar, David, 2016. "Strategies and Time Allocation of Large, Commercial Agricultural Producers," Journal of the ASFMRA, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
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