Clemson University

FEPA I Farm Enterprise Productivity Analysis

• 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 
• 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 
• 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 
• 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. 


Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

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

Event Type

Cooperative Extension, Workshops


College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Greenville, Cooperative Extension Service, Statewide

Target Audience

General Public, Alumni




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Angela Avants

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