The major objectives of this study are to identify the incidence and magnitude of of f-farm income in Tennessee and the South and to determine factors affecting off-farm income of a select group of farm families. Regression models were estimated using cross-sectional data collected from 193 randomly selected farm families in two Tennessee counties. Two models were estimated: the first, for the farm operator's off-farm income; and the second, for the total off-farm income of the family. The study revealed various socioeconomic factors affecting total off-farm family income and operator's off-farm income. Elasticities were also determined for each of the independent variables at their mean values to determine responsiveness of the off-farm income to changes in the independent variables.

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