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Budgets

 

Budgets are useful for planning your operation, developing a realistic business plan, applying for financing or grants, and evaluating potential crops.

 

Fruits and Vegetables

Click below to download the spreadsheets

2017 Vegetable and Melon Budgets (Large Scale) (CCD-BG-10), University of Kentucky (.xlsm)

2017 Vegetable and Melon Budgets (Small Scale) (CCD-BG-11), University of Kentucky (.xlsm)

For printable versions of the 2017 vegetable and melon budgets, please visit http://www.uky.edu/ccd/content/vegetable-and-melon-budgets-2017

  • Includes the following Crops:
Beans, Green Okra Squash, Winter
Broccoli Pepper, Bell Sweet Corn
Cabbage Pepper, Jalapeño Sweetpotato
Cucumber Potato Tomato
Eggplant Pumpkin Watermelon, Seeded
Muskmelon Squash, Summer Watermelon, Seedless


2017 Kentucky Blackberry Cost and Return Estimates (ID-149), University of Kentucky (PDF)

Asparagus Production Budget for Kentucky (2016), University of Kentucky (PDF)

Blueberry Budgets for Kentucky (2014), University of Kentucky:

     Cost and Return Estimates Summary (PDF)

     Highbush Production Budget - Wholesale/Retail Marketing (PDF)

     Highbush Production Budget - Pick Your Own Marketing (PDF)

Strawberry Profitability Estimated Costs and Returns for Kentucky, University of Kentucky (PDF)

Tomato, Sample Budget for Small-Scale Operations, University of Tennessee Extension (.xlsm)

 

Grapes

2016 Kentucky Grape Costs and Returns: Budget Summaries and Assumptions, University of Kentucky (PDF)

Grape Production Budgets for Kentucky (2016), University of Kentucky:

     Vinifera Wine Grape Varieties (PDF)

     French-American Hybrid and American Wine Grape Varieties (PDF)

     Table Grape Varieties (PDF)

Wine Grape Regional Marketing and Price Outlook (2011), University of Kentucky (PDF)

Winery and Vineyard Feasibility Workbooks, Iowa State University Extension 

 

Nursery, Greenhouse, and Ornamental Crops

 

Greenhouse Cost of Production Budgets, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

  • For bedding plants, fuschia, geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, potted      mums and garden mums, from 

Virtual Grower, USDA

  • An energy cost calculator for greenhouse growers.

Pot-in-pot System Cash Flow Worksheet (2009), University of Kentucky (.xls)

Ornamental Gourd Production in Kentucky, University of Kentucky (PDF) 

 

Other budgets and budgeting tools

Potential Profits from a Small-Scale Shiitake Enterprise, University of Kentucky (PDF)

Beginning Farmer Center and Leopold Center Enterprise Budgets, Iowa State University

  • Numerous fruit, vegetable, nursery, and other crop budgeting tools that could be adapted to Kentucky. 

Clemson University Enterprise Budgets, Clemson University

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