Farm-Based Recreation: A Statistical Profile

Farm-based recreation provides an important niche market for farmers, but limited empirical information is available on the topic. Access to two USDA databases, the 2004 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) and the 2000 National Survey on Recreation and the Environment, provided researchers with a deeper understanding of who operates farm-based recreation enterprises, such as hunting and fishing operations, horseback riding businesses, on-farm rodeos, and petting zoos. Regression analysis identified the importance of various farmer and farm characteristics, as well as local and regional factors associated with farmer operation of, and income derived from, farm-based recreation.


Issue Date:
2007-12
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/56445
Total Pages:
22
Series Statement:
Economic Research Report
Number 53




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