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Mapping the Agricultural Assets of Perry County, Tennessee

David Hughes and Amanda Mathenia

No 312478, Extension Reports from University of Tennessee, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Abstract: Presented here is an agricultural asset mapping report for Perry County, Tennessee. The report is based on a combination of focus group meetings with local agricultural leaders and secondary data. The primary goal is to help local leaders identify agricultural assets that could be used to support economic growth and development of the county. A secondary goal is to increase the understanding of local agriculture. Several other counties [Grundy (Hughes and Kimbro, 2021), Hancock (Hughes et al., 2018a), and Hardeman (Hughes et al., 2018b)] have undergone the same effort. We believe that this replicating approach could be beneficial for other interested counties. Initially provided here is a discussion regarding general information about Perry County, followed by information regarding the asset mapping exercise with local agribusiness leaders. The follow-up, data-based analysis is then discussed including recommendations based on that analysis. We then discuss the agribusiness targets that were identified by local leaders followed by summary and conclusions including a call for further action.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24
Date: 2021-06-14
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.312478

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