Updated January, 2021
File C5-32

Evaluating Marketing Outlets

Several methods may be used to determine costs associated with selling farm products. This publication will outline three: using individual product budgets; using whole-farm records; and using partial budgets. The associated Decision Tool can be used to compare multiple market outlets.


Craig Chase, local foods extension specialist, 515-294-1854, cchase@iastate.edu


Craig Chase

local foods extension specialist
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Use this spreadsheet to evaluate different market outlets based on their potential contribution to overall farm net income.