Year of Publication
Master of Science in Career, Technical and Leadership Education
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Community and Leadership Development
Dr. Lori Garkovich
Dr. Rick Maurer
This study investigates the determinants that influence adult Kentuckians’ preference to buy organic and/or locally grown food based on their age, gender, income, education level and metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan living status. Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior (TPB) provides the conceptual framework of the research and the appropriateness of the theory. Data for this analysis are from a 2009 Kentucky statewide survey. The analysis shows that: There is a significant difference in food purchasing habits of Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan adult Kentuckians; the factors associated with the purchase of organic and locally grown foods are different; and, those who purchased locally grown and organic foods shared similar beliefs.
Roberts, Amanda Patton, "Organic and Locally Grown Food Preferences of Adults in Kentucky" (2014). Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development. 12.