Environmental management strategies in agriculture

Rick Welsh, Rebecca Young Rivers

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Abstract

There is a large literature on technology adoption and environmental management in agriculture. Included in this literature are debates about the role world view or attitudinal variables play in adoption decisions, and whether smaller farms or larger farms exhibit superior environmental performance or differ in commitment to environmental values. In this paper we attempt to extend the literature in this area by proposing and measuring discrete environmental management approaches among sixty-six farmers in Northern New York. Using key informants interviews, purposeful sampling of farmers and a mail survey we find two environmental management types: (1) the larger-scale conservation farmer; and (2) the alternative/ecological farmer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalAgriculture and Human Values
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ACAP
  • Environmental management
  • Farm scale
  • Technology adoption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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