Production Planning & Harvest Management With Spreadsheets

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Computers have become an integral part of our lives. In many ways, we have become more efficient with the tools that the digital world has provided us. One of these tools is spreadsheets. Spreadsheets can be beneficial to farming operations. Here a just a few benefits of spreadsheets:

  1. Data organization:  Spreadsheets provide a structured and organized way to store, manage, and analyze data. Information can be arranged in rows and columns, making it easy to navigate and comprehend.
  2. Calculation and Formulas:  Spreadsheets offer powerful calculation capabilities. Users can perform various mathematical operations using built-in formulas, reducing the need for manual calculations and minimizing errors. No more racking your brain doing the math.
  3. Financial Management:  Spreadsheets are commonly used for budgeting, financial planning, and tracking expenses. Formulas can be employed to calculate totals, percentages, and other financial metrics. Be better prepared at tax time or decision-making.
  4. Collaboration & Sharing:  Spreadsheets can be easily shared and collaborated on in real-time, allowing multiple users to work on the same document simultaneously. This fosters teamwork and enhances productivity.

Are you ready to jump into the world of spreadsheets to assist you in production planning and harvest management?  A workshop, Production Planning & Harvest Management with Spreadsheets, will be offered on Monday, December 11, 6 p.m., Extension Conference Room, 2nd Floor, County Services Building, 60 E. Court Street, Marion. This workshop is FREE, but please register.

CSA box with a variety of produce

What to expect:

  • Discover the power of spreadsheets.  Learn the basics of spreadsheet navigation and using formulas to streamline your farm planting and harvest data.
  • Harvest like a pro.  Explore planting and harvest calendars.

Why attend?

  • Practical knowledge:  Gain hands-on experience and immediately apply what you learn to your own farm planning.
  • Time-Saving Techniques:  Unlock spreadsheet automation to save time and brain cells.
  • Connect with Fellow Farmers:  Network with other farmers, share experiences, and learn from one another.
  • Prepare for Success:  Equip yourself with tools to make informed decisions.

In this workshop, we will be using spreadsheets as a tool to help you plan your vegetable production to hit your target markets. Production planning helps producers to better coordinate with their markets and be more consistent. Computers will be on-hand for you to use, or you may bring your own.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to planting and harvesting. See you on Monday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Extension Conference Room at the McDowell County Center! Questions?? Call the office, 828-652-8104. Ask for Molly.


Production Planning & Harvest Management with Spreadsheets

Monday, December 11, 6 p.m.

Extension Conference Room, 2nd Floor, County Services Bldg, 60 E. Court St., Marion