Farming at the Rural Urban Interface
Advisor:Sharp, Jeff S.
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Series/Report no.:Human and Community Resource Development. Graduate student poster competition, 2007
Population growth and development at the rural urban interface (RUI) is creating challenges and opportunities for farmers. A standard thesis is that agriculture will steadily decline in the face of increased non-farm competition, but closer inspection reveals a more dynamic process of change. This poster describes the leading models for describing the structure of agriculture at the RUI and presents a bivariate analyses of Census of Agriculture data to assess the extent to which certain types of farm adaptations exist in proximity to large, urban areas. The aim of this research is to identify the relationship of urbanization and the structure of agriculture.
Related Item:Rural SociologyProgram, Department of Human and Community Resource Development
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