An analysis of factors affecting participation behavior of limited resource farmers in agricultural cost-share programs in Alabama

  • Authors: Onianwa, Okwudili; Wheelock, Gerald; Gyawali, Buddhi; Gan, Jianbang; Dubois, Mark; Schelhas, John
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Journal of Agribusiness 22(1): 17-29

Abstract

This study examines factors that affect the participation behavior of limited resource farmers in agricultural cost-share programs in Alabama. The data were generated from a survey administered to a sample of limited resource farm operators. A binary logit model was employed to analyze the data. Results indicate that college education, age, gross sales, ratio of owned acres to total acres, and rented acres, as well as membership in a comavation association, had significant influence on cost-share program participation.

  • Citation: Onianwa, Okwudili; Wheelock, Gerald; Gyawali, Buddhi; Gan, Jianbang; Dubois, Mark; Schelhas, John 2004. An analysis of factors affecting participation behavior of limited resource farmers in agricultural cost-share programs in Alabama. Journal of Agribusiness 22(1): 17-29
  • Keywords: binary logit, cost-share program, limited resource farmers, participation behavior
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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