Typical Farm Theory in Agricultural Research
Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable agricultural research is very holistic in nature and is not easily analyzed in a single component fashion. Case farms or typical farms are frequently used to analyze alternative farming practices on an whole-farm basis. The history of typical farm theory 1s reviewed and the problems and limitations of using typical farms are presented. Issues regarding typical farm selection and classification, as well as, problems associated with aggregation of data and results are all discussed.
Feuz, D.M. and M.D. Skold. 1991. "Typical Farm Theory in Agricultural Research." Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, II(2), pp 43-58.