FEPA I Farm Enterprise Productivity Analysis

Monday, January 27 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

Greenville County Clemson Extension Office 301 University Ridge, Suite 4300, Greenville, SC

• Understand and know the major components of an enterprise budget. 
• Understand important production estimate techniques and practices. 
• Keeping and analyzing production records in Microsoft Excel. 
• Understand the difference between variable and fixed cost estimates. 
• Understand the use of Microsoft Excel templates to identify profitability of an 
enterprise. 
• Explain and justify estimates for production and expenses. 
• Learn how to change variable inputs in Microsoft Excel. 
• Learn how to insert, copy and delete spreadsheet data. 
• Measure the profitability impact when input costs are changed. 
• Learn how to create new farm production input data in Excel related to chemicals, 
seed, fertilizers, machinery and other inputs. 
• Create a new enterprise budget by learning how to save/rename the current Excel 
file. 
• Analyze production performance of agricultural enterprises. 
• Build farm production scenarios for improving profitability of an enterprise. 
• Learn how to control production costs and analyze risks of price and yield 
volatility. 
• Analyze impact of changes in price, capacity and yield on financial performance. 
• Understand Linear Programming (LP) to maximize profits. 
• Know the use of Solver in Microsoft Excel to create LP models. 
• Use a decision model to analyze alternatives and identify the most profitable 
solution among competing enterprises. 

 

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Event Type

Cooperative Extension, Workshops

Departments

School of Agriculture, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, CAFLS, Greenville, Cooperative Extension Service, Statewide

Target Audience

General Public, Alumni

Website

http://www.clemson.edu/extension/aes/...

Cost

150

Contact Name:

Angela Avants

Contact Phone:

864-232-4431

Contact Email:

aavants@clemson.edu

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