Whole Farm -- Decision Tools
|Cost & Return|
|Crop and Livestock Land Use Analyzer
Use this decision tool to analyze and compare the potential long-term effects for various land use choices.
Use this decision tool to evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes for a farm business
Use this calculator to estimate costs for various produce delivery markets.
|Leasing & Land Values|
|Estimated Returns by Farm Lease Arrangement
Use this decision tool to estimate returns to a landowner and tenant under different rental agreements, including cash rent, flexible rent, crop-share, or a custom farming agreement.
|Cash Rental Rate Estimation
Use this decision tool to compare different methods of computing Cropland Cash Rent.
|Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet
Use this decision tool to analyze a flexible lease arrangement.
|Calculating Hay and Pasture Cash Rents
Use this decision tool to compare different methods of computing rent for hay and pasture ground.
Computing a Grain Storage Rental Rate
|Computing a Livestock Building Cash Rental Rate
Use this decision tool to estimate a livestock building rental rate.
|Crop Share Analysis
Use this decision tool to analysis a crop-share lease arrangement based on the percentage of inputs provided by the tenant and owner.
|Beef Cow Share Agreement Analysis
Use this decision tool to estimate costs and returns for each party in a beef cow share agreement.
|Farmland Purchase Analysis
Use this decision tool to compare the economic and financial impacts of purchasing a parcel of farmland.
|Historic Farmland Value Survey (Iowa State University)
This spreadsheet provides historic Iowa land values for county, district, and state beginning in 1950.
|Calculating a Weighted Average Corn Suitability Rating
Use this decision tool to find the weighted CSR2 based on information from the Web Soil Survey.
|Iowa Township Names and Geographic Locations by County
This electronic spreadsheet provides a listing of the political townships for every county in Iowa.
|Farmland Tile Drainage Investment Analysis
Use this decision tool to analyze returns from a tile drainage investment.
|Cash Flow Budget (short form - 12 periods)
Use this decision tool to make a simple cash flow projection over 12 periods.
|Cash Flow Budget (multiple enterprises)
Use this decision tool to calculate a detailed cash-flow budget for your farm.
|Net Worth Statement (short form)
Use this decision tool to make a simple net worth statement.
|Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income Worksheet
Prepares an accrual net income statement from income tax schedules and net worth statements.
|Computing Benefits from Adding Additional Off-farm Work
Use this decision tool to compare various income and expenses from multiple options of employment
|Financial Performance Measures
Use this decision tool to calculate financial performance measures for your farm that can be compared to industry standards.
|Interpreting Financial Performance Measures
Use this decision tool to create a five-year trend analysis.
|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. Also available as an Example of Farm Financial Statements.
|Farm Financial Performance Analysis
Allows you to enter information from a Schedule F for up to 5 years and calculate multiple financial ratios to determine the financial health of a farm operation.
|Dividing Business Income
Use this decision tool to calculate how to divide income between different parties.
|Weights & Measurements|
Use this decision tool for converting between English and Metric units.
|Estimated Storage Capacity for Grains, Forages, and Liquids
Use this decision tool to estimate the storage capacity for grain bins, bales storage, water and fuel tanks.
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