Identifying Factors Influencing a Hospital’s Decision to Adopt a Farm-to-Hospital Program

Farm-to-hospital (FTH) programs can potentially improve the economy of local communities and preserve the environment. Research on adoption of farm-to-hospital (FTH) programs is extremely limited in the agricultural and applied economics literature. Using data from our 2012 regional FTH program survey of hospital food-service directors in the Northeastern United States and from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this study estimates a logit model to determine factors that influence a hospital’s decision to adopt an FTH program. The empirical results indicate that specific hospital characteristics and agricultural factors significantly influence a hospital’s decision to adopt.


Issue Date:
2013-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/161387
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 42, Number 3
Page range:
508-517
Total Pages:
10




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