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Attitudes of College Students towards Agriculture, Food and the Role of Government


  • Carreira, Rita I.
  • Mane, R.
  • Danforth, Diana M.
  • Wailes, Eric J.


In 2002 and 2007 we surveyed Agribusiness students’ attitudes about agriculture, farming, food and agricultural policies. Responses were analyzed by year and student characteristics including farm background, citizenship and gender. Citizenship was a significant variable explaining differences in agreement with statements. Year and interactions with year were not significant.

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  • Carreira, Rita I. & Mane, R. & Danforth, Diana M. & Wailes, Eric J., 2008. "Attitudes of College Students towards Agriculture, Food and the Role of Government," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6806, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6806

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    1. Jayachandran N. Variyam & Jeffrey L. Jordan & James E. Epperson, 1990. "Preferences of Citizens for Agricultural Policies: Evidence from a National Survey," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 72(2), pages 257-267.
    2. Variyam, Jayachandran N. & Jordan, Jeffrey L., 1991. "Economic Perceptions And Agricultural Policy Preferences," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(02), December.
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    agricultural policy; farming; logistic regression; student attitudes; Agricultural and Food Policy; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession; A13; A22; C42; Q18;

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    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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