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dc.contributor.authorThayer, Anastasia
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-17T00:37:43Z
dc.date.available2015-11-17T00:37:43Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6180
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractThe number of community supported agriculture (CSA) farms has grown considerably since the model was first introduced in the United States nearly 30 years ago. However, current academic literature lacks specific studies that provide an in-depth analysis of a market for CSA shares over time. The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive overview of the supply and demand for CSA shares in the Tanana Valley through extensive data gathering of local production and farm statistics. The research provides a narrative of how the market has developed and changed over time. Hedonic models provide real estimates of implicit prices paid for specific attributes of CSA shares in the market. A choice experiment and intercept surveys determined consumer preferences for CSA shares. Overall, the results of this research indicate that CSA farms are becoming more prevalent in the Tanana Valley and offer a growing number of consumers a diverse basket of vegetables over the short Alaskan growing season. Based on statistics gathered from the demand analysis, farmers in the region could increase revenues and capture a larger share of the market for produce in the Tanana Valley through increased marketing and more flexible share options.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter 1: General introduction -- 1.1 What is a CSA? -- 1.2 History of CSAs -- 1.3 Research objective -- 1.4 Bibliography -- Chapter 2: Overview and economic impact of the community supported agriculture market in the Tanana Valley of Alaska -- Chapter 3: Assessing the price and preferences for community supported agriculture shares in an Alaskan community -- Chapter 4: Eat your vegetables: evaluating established and potential demand for CSA shares in an Alaskan community -- Chapter 5: Conclusion.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThree essays on community supported agricultureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemsen_US
dc.identifier.departmentResource and Applied Economics Programen_US
dc.contributor.chairLittle, Joseph
dc.contributor.committeeSeefeldt, Steven
dc.contributor.committeeGoering, Gregory
dc.contributor.committeeBaek, Jungho
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T12:04:23Z


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