FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADOPTION OF AN INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION POLICY BY MARYLAND FARMLAND OWNERS (DIFFUSION).

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Title:
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADOPTION OF AN INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION POLICY BY MARYLAND FARMLAND OWNERS (DIFFUSION).
Author:
PITT, DAVID GEORGE.
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Participation in the agricultural land district enrollment and development rights acquisition program of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) is examined as the adoption and diffusion of an innovative agricultural land preservation policy by Maryland farmland owners. In personal interviews, each of 104 study participants answered a series of 128 questions relating to nine hypotheses on MALPF program participation. Point biserial correlations were calculated to differentiate non-participants (N = 26) from participants (N = 78), district members who have not offered easements (N = 26) from those who have (N = 52), and participants who have sold easements from those who have not (N = 26, respectively). Factor analysis and logit regression were used to develop predictive models of: (a) joining a district; (b) offering and easement; and (c) successfully selling and easement. Contact with other landowners already engaged in successively higher levels of participatory behavior and contact with formal agricultural land policy communication channels are important to both differentiating among the four levels of MALPF program participation and predicting landowner participatory behavior. Higher levels of participation are evident among landowners located in more remote portions of rapidly growing counties. Landowner attitudes toward government institutions, environmentalism, and farming as a way of life influence MALPF program participation as do landowner practices in financial management of the farm enterprise. These findings suggest MALPF program modifications may be needed in the form of: offering a period of trial district enrollment and trial easement sales; intensifying efforts in marketing and information dissemination; and targeting recruitment efforts at specific segments of Maryland farmland owners.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Land use, Rural -- Maryland.; Agricultural productivity -- Maryland.; Agriculture -- Maryland.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Zube, Ervin H.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADOPTION OF AN INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION POLICY BY MARYLAND FARMLAND OWNERS (DIFFUSION).en_US
dc.creatorPITT, DAVID GEORGE.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPITT, DAVID GEORGE.en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractParticipation in the agricultural land district enrollment and development rights acquisition program of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) is examined as the adoption and diffusion of an innovative agricultural land preservation policy by Maryland farmland owners. In personal interviews, each of 104 study participants answered a series of 128 questions relating to nine hypotheses on MALPF program participation. Point biserial correlations were calculated to differentiate non-participants (N = 26) from participants (N = 78), district members who have not offered easements (N = 26) from those who have (N = 52), and participants who have sold easements from those who have not (N = 26, respectively). Factor analysis and logit regression were used to develop predictive models of: (a) joining a district; (b) offering and easement; and (c) successfully selling and easement. Contact with other landowners already engaged in successively higher levels of participatory behavior and contact with formal agricultural land policy communication channels are important to both differentiating among the four levels of MALPF program participation and predicting landowner participatory behavior. Higher levels of participation are evident among landowners located in more remote portions of rapidly growing counties. Landowner attitudes toward government institutions, environmentalism, and farming as a way of life influence MALPF program participation as do landowner practices in financial management of the farm enterprise. These findings suggest MALPF program modifications may be needed in the form of: offering a period of trial district enrollment and trial easement sales; intensifying efforts in marketing and information dissemination; and targeting recruitment efforts at specific segments of Maryland farmland owners.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitization note: p. 27 missing from paper original.-
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLand use, Rural -- Maryland.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural productivity -- Maryland.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Maryland.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairZube, Ervin H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZqolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDaniel, Terry C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWheeler, D. Lawrenceen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8615834en_US
dc.identifier.oclc697532925en_US
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