In-person Trainings Scheduled for Ag Budget Calculator Program

In-person Trainings Scheduled for Ag Budget Calculator Program
Planter in field.

Craig Chandler/University Communication and Marketing.

The University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability has scheduled training workshops for July and August for its new online Agricultural Budget Calculator program. Locations, dates and times for in-person, hands-on workshops are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 16 – Ag Center (fairgrounds), 1308 Second Street, Holdrege, 5:30–7 p.m.

  • Thursday, August 18 - Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Road Suite A, Lincoln, 10 a.m.-noon. 

  • Wednesday, August 24 - Platte County Extension Office, 2715 13th Street, Columbus, 1-3 p.m.

The Agricultural Budget Calculator (ABC) is a free enterprise-budgeting and decision-making tool that is designed to assist agricultural producers in determining their cost of production and projected cash and economic returns for various farm or ranch enterprises.

“We’re continuing to develop the Ag Budget Calculator program. Producers can enter and track their cost of production information and utilize the features to help in their risk management and decision-making while using ABC”, said Glennis McClure, an extension educator and farm and ranch management analyst with the Center for Agricultural Profitability.

McClure, who works closely with the ABC tool and has followed its development, will facilitate the workshop. During part one of the workshop, participants will learn how to use the ABC program to create and/or update crop budgets for their farms or fields on their owned and/or rented ground and create their own cost of production and anticipated return reports.

Part two will provide details and hands-on demonstrations of combining enterprise budgets using the “whole farm” component of the program and more on using other features, including breakeven, crop comparison and risk analysis.  

Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop or mobile device to work on their own budgets. Mobile lab computers will be available as needed.

The workshops are free to attend, but registration is required by at least two days prior to the workshop date, at