|Welcome to the FarmFolk CityFolk Seed Enteprise Budget Tool. This spreadsheet is designed to give you a detailed look at the costs and potential revenue associated with seed crops on your farm. It is a comprehensive calculator which tries to consider all the costs associated with running your farm. It is a detailed spreadsheet which can be overwhelming for some people, but is broken up into section to help you navigate things more easily. Further, there is a video tutorial you can watch which can be found below. Each Tab in the spreadsheet also has comments throughout to give you guidance in each section.
To use this spreadsheet you must create a copy
Go to "file" then "make a copy" to create a version you can edit.
This calculator can be used to calculate individual and total values for up to 9 seed crops
|Cells with instructional comments look like this, with a small triangle in the upper right hand corner
Use the applicable template for annuals or biennials. Biennials generally require two seasons of data.
Fill out a section for each seed crop you would like to evaluate on the "Crops" tab
|These spreadsheets use a simplified but accurate approach to provide an estimate of labour and materials costs to compare profitability between your crops. Overhead costs are also accounted for.
|Throughout the worksheets:
|Cells in green indicate information needs to be filled in.
|Cells in light orange indicate formulas that will self-populate. DO NOT EDIT!
With thanks to and reference from:
Dan Brisebois format from Organic Seed Alliance webinar and Organicology presentation
Richard Wiswal templates available in the Organic Farmer's Business Handbook