COMPUTER AND INTERNET ADOPTION ON LARGE U.S. FARMS

The adoption of the personal computer and the Internet is studied within a sample of large U.S. farms. Factors such as age and education influence the adoption of both technologies. Likewise, strong relationships exist between the adoption of each technology and the sophistication of farm management and the complexity of the farm business. After controlling for computer adoption, the results suggest there remain several factors limiting Internet adoption. It appears that producers are unsure as to how the Internet can best be used to create value in their farm businesses.


Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/34475
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 03, Issue 3
Page range:
323-338
Total Pages:
16




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