MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State Research and Extension will host day-long workshops in locations around Kansas to show agricultural producers how they can create and use the latest Excel spreadsheets available to manage their farms and ranches.
The workshops will be taught by K-State economists Kevin Dhuyvetter and Rich Llewelyn and will use laptop computers, provided by K-State for the day, so participants can create their own spreadsheets. Participants are welcome to bring their own computers, if they prefer.
The training includes an introduction to Excel, creating spreadsheets that estimate machinery costs, crop budgets, principal and interest payments, and adjusted weaning weights.
An introduction to various spreadsheet decision tools on the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics website www.agmanager.info is included.
The dates and locations:
Dec. 15 - Community Hall, Cuba.
Dec. 16 - Melhorn Hall, Room 141, McPherson College, McPherson.
Feb. 8 - Community Center, 101 S. Walnut St., Savonburg
Feb. 9 - Butler County Community Building, 206 N. Griffith, El Dorado.
Feb. 15 - 4-H Building, Kelly Park, W. Kennebec St., Burlington.
Feb. 16 - Frontier Farm Credit, 9370 E. U.S. Highway 24, Manhattan.
More information, including downloadable brochures and registration contact information for each location, is available at www.agmanager.info/events/Excel/default.asp or by contacting Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.