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Vol.9(5), pp. 84-96 , May 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0845
ISSN: 2141-2170



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Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North Carolina



Anthony Yeboah*
  • Anthony Yeboah*
  • Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 145 Carver Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA.
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John Owens
  • John Owens
  • Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 145 Carver Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA.
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Jarvetta Bynum
  • Jarvetta Bynum
  • Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 145 Carver Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA.
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Ralph Okafor
  • Ralph Okafor
  • Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 145 Carver Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA.
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 Received: 14 November 2016  Accepted: 03 April 2017  Published: 31 May 2017

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The study estimates a logit model to identify factors influencing adoption of agritourism by small farmers in North Carolina using a survey. All variables included in the model were dummies and of these having at least a college education has the greatest impact on participating in agritourism, followed by race, public access to the farm for recreation, farms with more than 50 acres of land deemed unsuitable for crop production, and the total amount of land owned. Other factors such as farms near cities, willingness to pay for farm management advice, and before-tax household income also significantly influenced the adoption of this enterprise.

Key words: Agritourism, public access for recreation, farm location, logit model, odds ratios, operator characteristics.

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APA Yeboah, A., Owens, J., Bynum, J., & Okafor, R. (2017). Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North Carolina. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 9(5), 84-96.
Chicago Anthony Yeboah, John Owens, Jarvetta Bynum and Ralph Okafor. "Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North Carolina." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 9, no. 5 (2017): 84-96.
MLA Anthony Yeboah, et al. "Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North Carolina." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 9.5 (2017): 84-96.
   
DOI 10.5897/JAERD2016.0845
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/DE623AF63872

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