Alison Davis

Alison Davis
University of Kentucky | UKY · Department of Agricultural Economics

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This study estimates the non-market value of horse farms of Central Kentucky’s equine economic cluster using a contingent valuation approach. Utilizing a payment card, respondents are asked to indicate how much they would be willing to pay in additional taxes for a hypothetical “horse farm preservation program.” Results from the study showed that,...
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Identifying successful development priorities for local food systems (LFSs) is a challenge for pro­ducers, LFS advocates, Extension agents, and policymakers. Consumer perceptions and prefer­ences regarding what constitutes an active, healthy, and vibrant LFS often differ within and between diverse communities. Producers, development entities, and o...
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Community supported agriculture (CSA) programs are transforming the way people relate to food and agriculture. Many researchers have considered the transformative potential of CSAs on economic, social, and environmental relations. They illustrate how participants are embedded in broader political economic transformations. The same focus, however, h...
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programmes have recently received attention for their potential to influence food lifestyle behaviours and health outcomes, though studies have mostly drawn from small samples (n < 25). Therefore, we designed a survey to test whether CSA participation links to changes in food lifestyle behaviours and health out...
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This study examines the determinants of threshold price for restaurant meal cost increase. Threshold price is defined as the required level of cost increase that would cause households to eat in restaurants less frequently or decrease the amount they would typically purchase. The study uses Tobit models to examine the threshold price by differing s...
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Little is formally known about the U.S. equine industry. Little is also known about Kentucky's equine industry, even though state bills itself as the 'Horse Capital of the World,' with the last comprehensive study being conducted in 1977. However, having reliable data is crucial to the success and sustainability of the industry. The 2012 Kentucky E...
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This report presents an evaluation of 202 health projects funded by ARC between fiscal years 2004 and 2010. Using findings from an extensive survey of project grantees and in-depth case studies of 13 ARC-funded health projects, the study evaluated the impact of ARC’s health projects on patients and participants, outlined key findings and common the...
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ContextAs today's rural hospitals have struggled with financial sustainability for the past 2 decades, it is critical to understand their value relative to alternatives, such as rural health clinics and private practices.PurposeTo estimate the willingness-to-pay for specific attributes of rural health care facilities in rural Kentucky to determine...
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Since 2005, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has supported agents and programming exclusively dedicated to the development and promotion of the fine arts. This article presents an estimation of the perceived value of the Kentucky Extension Fine Arts (EFA) Program by county residents. While controlling for several factors, we find that res...
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Since the Internet’s inception its impact has been felt across the United States, but the distribution and adoption of the Internet has not necessarily been uniform geographically. As more consumers and businesses rely on the Internet to access information, the data transmission requirements have also increased. Consequently, access to broadband...
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In 1997, the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program created the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Program as a response to the financial distress of rural hospitals. It was believed that this program would reduce the rate of rural hospital closures and improve access to health care services in rural communities. The objective of this paper...
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Abstract Context:In 1997, the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program created the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Program as a response to the financial distress of rural hospitals. It was believed that this program would reduce the rate of rural hospital closures and improve access to health care services in rural communities.Objective:T...
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This study focuses on the management of a desert area. It utilizes survey data to assess visitors' preferences and values for several management strategies designed to alleviate conflicts in this region. The implications may help to understand management issues in other similar environments. The results show distinctive differences between how thes...
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The Truckee/Carson/Walker River watershed in northern Nevada is under an imminent threat of infestation by the New Zealand mud snail, an aquatic nuisance species with the potential to harm recreational fisheries. We combine a utility-theoretic system-demand model of recreational angling with a Bayesian econometric framework to provide estimates of...
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Nevada's Black Rock Desert in High Rock Canyon (BRD/HRC) provides a variety of recreation services to a multitude of user groups, which makes the development of a management plan for the area a challenge. Stated preference analysis is a widely accepted method for analysing resource management plans; however, resource users with heterogeneous prefer...
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Firm location decisions are typically influenced by economic, demographic, environ- mental, and social factors. This research extends the current literature by investigating the fac- tors thought to influence the total number of manufacturing firms within a given region. Given the large number of regions without any manufacturing firms, a double hu...

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