An economic comparison of traditional and conventional agricultural systems at a county level
Publication: American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, December 15, 2000, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 2-15
In Holmes and Wayne Counties, Ohio, respectively, one-half and one-fourth of the farms belong to the Amish, an agrarian culture whose traditional agriculture has been remarkably successful. In an analysis of the 88 Ohio counties by means of the federal agricultural census, the economic performance of the two counties was examined in graphs of agricultural characteristics and financial indicators, some expressed on a per-ha basis across total farmland, as a measure of the efficiency of land utilization.