The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society has developed a excel-based farm budget template spreadsheet tool for farmers.
The tool is particularly designed for greenhouse and high tunnel producers and is useful for:
- planning infrastructure expenditures or add ons to your existing structure
- planning for new structures
- setting yield goals and tracking progress
- production planning, cropping plans and rotations within the year
- tracking depreciation on infrastructure
- understanding labor costs
- measuring carbon emissions
…and much more!
It integrates pages for fixed infrastructure costs with a page for annual crop planning as well as pages for tracking energy, heating and even carbon emissions into useful metrics for your budget and planning purposes. It is available to download for free.