- ItemOpen AccessHow to cater your agritourism enterprise to travelers: exploring differences in traveler demand in the western U.S.(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016-11) Van Sandt, Anders, author; Thilmany, Dawn, author; Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, publisherThis fact sheet concentrates on the demand for agritourism in the Western U.S. and how consumer interest and benefits vary by agritourism activities offered and the area the agritourism site is in. Several papers have looked at the demand for agritourism (e.g. Hill et al. 2014 and Carpio et al. 2008), but this study is more careful to disentangle demand across areas of the West and key activities. This could help an operator understand whether an agritourism enterprise would be a potentially successful diversification strategy, and also, how they may grow or adjust an existing agritourism business to take greater advantage of particular traveler preferences.
- ItemOpen AccessMapping the Western U.S. agrotourism industry: how do travel patterns vary by location?(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016-05) Van Sandt, Anders, author; Thilmany, Dawn, author; Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, publisherThe spatial patterns reported across US farms and ranches show an interesting patchwork that indicates there are a diverse set of factors that may contribute to successful regional agritourism development efforts. Understanding how different aspects have worked differently in different places allows one to consider which model may be most effective for an operator or community to emulate in their own development plans.
- ItemOpen AccessExpanding the farmer's share of the food dollar: exploring the potential effects of emerging food supply chain models(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015-07) Thilmany-McFadden, Dawn, author; Bauman, Allie, author; Jablonski, Becca B. R., author; Angelo, Blake, author; Shideler, Dave, author; Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, publisherIn response to growing public interest in regionally focused food systems, a proliferation of business models for expanding sales into these markets is occurring. Given that some of the growth in regional food systems is anchored in the idea of increasing the share of the food dollar retained by farmers, if not their allied business associates and communities, it is important to understand how different models address those goals.
- ItemOpen AccessAgriculture economic impact of energy alternatives and climate change in Colorado: evidence from an equilibrium displacement approach(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011-10) Davies, Stephen, author; Fathelrahman, Eihab, author; Davies, Amalia, author; Pritchett, James, author; Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, publisherColorado agriculture has blossomed with the development of water resources that are used for growing crops, which, in turn, spurs value-added production in the meat, sugar and dairy sectors. Increasing urban development is expected to spur the reallocation of an additional six hundred thousand to one million acre feet of agricultural water to new municipal, industrial and energy demands by 2040. Reallocation and climate change will likely to lead to large scale fallowing of agricultural lands. The purpose of the modeling effort summarized in this document is to better understand the impacts borne by the agricultural economy that result from large scale fallowing.
- ItemOpen AccessAn evaluation of Colorado State University's Wheat Breeding Program: economic impacts on wheat yields(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-12) Mortenson, Ryan, author; Pendell, Dustin L., author; Parsons, Jay, author; Haley, Scott D., author; Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, publisherColorado State University's (CSU) Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program will celebrate its' 50th anniversary in 2013. Having released more than 30 different varieties since its' 1963 inception, the program has played an integral part in developing and releasing varieties of wheat appropriate for the growing conditions of Colorado. The role of the CSU program has become even more evident in recent times. According to the USDA's Colorado Agricultural Statistics Service (2012), CSU-bred wheat cultivars now account for over 60 percent of Colorado's 2.6 million acres of wheat.