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For more information, contact:
Christy Cassady, Coordinator

Center for Crop Diversification
N-318 Agricultural Science Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-1477
cgcass0@uky.edu

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This project is funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

eggplant

Crop budgets

Vegetable and Melon Budget updates

2013 Vegetable and Melon budgets

Asparagus

2005 Sample Asparagus Production Budget for Kentucky

Berries

2014 Blueberry Cost and Return Estimates Summary

2014 Kentucky Highbush Blueberry Production Budgets - Wholesale/Retail Marketing

2014 Kentucky Highbush Blueberry Production Budgets - Pick Your Own Marketing

2014 Kentucky Strawberry Profitability Estimated Costs and Returns

Field crops

Corn and Soybean Budgets (Central KY 2014)

Corn and Soybean Budgets (Western KY 2014)

Wheat and Wheat Double-Crop Soybean Budgets (2013-2014)

Wheat and Soybean Budgets (2014-2015)

Flower crops

Greenhouse Cost of Production Budgets
For bedding plants, fuschia, geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, potted mums and garden mums, from Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Virtual Grower
An energy cost calculator for greenhouse growers from the USDA

Gourds

Ornamental Gourd Production in Kentucky

Grapes

2011 Regional Winegrape Marketing and Price Outlook

2010 Grape Cost and Return Estimates: Summaries and Assumptions

2008 KY Grape Production Budgets - Vinifera Wine Grape Varieties

2008 KY Grape Production Budgets - French-American Hybrid and American Wine Grape Varieties

2008 KY Grape Production Budgets - Table Grape Varieties

Winery and Vineyard Feasibility Workbooks
Excel spreadsheets developed by Iowa State University Extension that can be modified for various winegrape establishment systems. Also includes a separate 10-year cash flow worksheet designed to calculate all costs incurred in a winery establishment.

Mushrooms

Potential Profits from a Small-Scale Shiitake Enterprise

Nursery Crops

Pot-in-pot Nursery System Cash Flow Worksheet (revised January 2009)

Pot-in-Pot Nursery System Cash Flow Worksheet Annual Sales Version (revised March 2010)

Vegetables/melons

2013 Vegetable and Melon budgets

Useful Budget Web sites

Other states are great sources of budget information when evaluating new crops in Kentucky. Useful Web pages are:

Beginning Farmer Center and Leopold Center Enterprise Budgets (popcorn, beekeeping, sheep, sorghum, sweet corn) from Iowa State University.

Clemson University Enterprise Budgets

Penn State Ag Alternatives
Contains information on alternative ag enterprises. Many include interactive budgets that may be adjusted for situations in Kentucky.

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This site was last updated on November 19, 2014
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