MixFarm ABM Model 1.0.0
MixFarmABM Model examines the competitiveness of second-generation biofuel crops with existing crops and beef cows at the farm level and their impact on the farm structure. In addition, three sequential (strategic, tactical and recourse) optimization stages are used in order to better reflect the uncertainty and recourse decisions available to Prairie farmers to
determine short-run and long-run production decisions using linear and integer programming techniques. The simulation results indicate that energy crops have the potential to change the structure of agriculture. Energy crops emerge in the model in both of the energy price scenarios, while total farm sector equity and total sector net income is improved over the base scenario.