An Empirical Analysis of Internet Use by U.S. Farmers

The Internet may reduce constraints on a farmer’s ability to receive and manage information, regardless of where the farm is located or when the information is used. Using a count data estimation procedure, this study attempts to examine the key farm, operator, regional, and household characteristics that influence the number of Internet applications used by farm households. Findings indicate that educational level of the farm operator, farm size, farm diversification, off-farm income, off-farm investments, and regional location of the farm have a significant impact on the number of Internet applications used.


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Issue Date:
2005-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/10234
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 34, Number 2
Page range:
253-264
Total Pages:
12




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