The Impact of Participation in Cooperatives on the Success of Small Farms

This study identifies and analyzes factors that contribute to the success of small farms. Particular attention is given to the effect of participation in marketing and supply cooperatives on the success of small farms. Using modified net farm income per dollar of assets and operator’s labor and management income as measures of success, results show participation in marketing and supply cooperatives is positively correlated with success. Further, analysis findings indicate farm size, controlling for variable and fixed costs, type of ownership, management strategies used, working off the farm, and age of the operator are important factors that influence profitability (modified net farm income per dollar of assets and operator’s labor and management income) and success.


Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
0738-8950 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/59604
Published in:
Journal of Agribusiness, Volume 22, Number 1
Page range:
31-48
Total Pages:
18




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