Whole Farm -- Decision Tools

Cost & Return
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Partial Budgeting
Use this decision tool to evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes for a farm business
pdf file C1-50  
Market Comparison
Use this calculator to estimate costs for various produce delivery markets.
pdf file C1-55    

 

Leasing & Land Values
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Cash Rental Rate Estimation
Use this decision tool to compare different methods of computing Cropland Cash Rent.
pdf file C2-20    
Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet
Use this decision tool to analyze a flexible lease arrangement.
pdf file C2-21    
Calculating Hay and Pasture Cash Rents
Use this decision tool to compare different methods of computing rent for hay and pasture ground.
pdf file C2-23    

Computing a Grain Storage Rental Rate
Use this decision tool to estimate a grain storage and/or dryer rental rate.

pdf file C2-24    
Computing a Livestock Building Cash Rental Rate
Use this decision tool to estimate a livestock building rental rate.
pdf file C2-26    
Beef Cow Share Agreement Analysis
Use this decision tool to estimate costs and returns for each party in a beef cow share agreement.
pdf file C2-36    
Farmland Purchase Analysis
Use this decision tool to compare the economic and financial impacts of purchasing a parcel of farmland.
pdf file C2-70    
Historic Farmland Value Survey (Iowa State University)
This spreadsheet provides historic Iowa land values for county, district, and state beginning in 1950.
pdf file C2-70    
  pdf file C2-72    
Calculating a Weighted Average Corn Suitability Rating
Use this decision tool to find the weighted CSR2 based on information from the Web Soil Survey.
pdf file C2-87    
Iowa Township Names and Geographic Locations by County
This electronic spreadsheet provides a listing of the political townships for every county in Iowa.
pdf file C2-88    

 

Finance
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Cash Flow Budget (short form - 12 periods)
Use this decision tool to make a simple cash flow projection over 12 periods.
pdf file C3-14    
Cash Flow Budget (corn, soybeans and livestock)
Use this decision tool to calculate a detailed cash-flow budget for your farm.
pdf file C3-15    
Net Worth Statement (short form)
Use this decision tool to make a simple net worth statement.
pdf file C3-19    
Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income Worksheet
Prepares an accrual net income statement from income tax schedules and net worth statements.
pdf file C3-25    
Financial Performance Measures
Use this decision tool to calculate financial performance measures for your farm that can be compared to industry standards.
pdf file C3-55    
Interpreting Financial Performance Measures
Use this decision tool to create a five-year trend analysis.
pdf file C3-56    
Comprehensive Financial Statements
Use this decision tool to calculate a comprehensive set of financial statements including the beginning and ending net worth statements, the income statement, the cash-flow statement, the statement of owner equity, and the financial performance measures.
pdf file C3-20    
  pdf file C3-25    
  pdf file C3-55    
Dividing Business Income
Use this decision tool to calculate how to divide income between different parties.
pdf file C4-16    

 

Weights & Measurements
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Metric Conversions
Use this decision tool for converting between English and Metric units.
pdf file C6-80    

 

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