Off-farm income: evaluating the effects of off-farm income on debt repayment capacity

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dc.contributor.author Cling, Aaron A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T20:33:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T20:33:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/35557
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the effect of off-farm income on a farming operation’s ability to repay their debt. The thesis develops a regression model that includes net farm income, debt repayment capacity with carryover working capital, off-farm income sources and a number of other independent variables that help define each individual borrower. The model provides an evaluation of the current farming environment and examines various income opportunities available to borrowers affects repayment capacity. This study found that the presence of off-farm income can increase the probability that the operation will be able to repay their debts. The model indicates that if off-farm income is present, the borrower’s debt repayment capacity ratio increases. This thesis further explores the model and the results produced from not only off-farm income but several different variables within the borrower’s scope of business. Results suggest that many other factors that are not available in the sample also play a large role in predicting an operation’s ability to repay debt. The study determined that the presence of one source of off-farm income was positive and statistically significant in explaining repayment capacity. An operation with a strong outside income source and one spouse working full time on the farm is more financially stable and will likely be more successful at repaying their debts. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Debt Repayment en_US
dc.subject Off-Farm Employment en_US
dc.subject Repayment Capacity en_US
dc.subject Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.title Off-farm income: evaluating the effects of off-farm income on debt repayment capacity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Allen M. Featherstone en_US
dc.date.published 2017 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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