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WHOLEFARM is a computer aided whole farm planning system designed to optimize farm and financial planning decisions by developing formal farm plans specific to each farm operation.  Basically WHOLEFARM allows producers to "build" a farm plan into the program on a farm and field by field basis and generate a variety of reports including:

  • Acreage, rotation, and production histories
  • Comprehensive cost analysis for all crops
    • variable cost per acre based on budgets
    • itemized and fixed cost per acre per crop
  • Total farm income and expense report with:
    • total projected acreage
    • expected total production of all crops
    • expected selling price of all crops
    • expected gross revenue of all crops
    • expected total production costs
    • expected net return 
  • 12 month itemized cash flow statement
  • Cross Commodity Break-Even Price Matrix

Total Farm Income Statement screenshot

Once the farm plan is "built" into WHOLEFARM, many situations can be addressed to analyze the direct impacts on your farm such as:

  • Evaluating which crop enterprises to plant for profit maximization,
  • Analyzing the impacts of changes in crop prices on farm income, cash flow, break-even yields, optimal crop acreage, etc.,
  • Analyzing rents (either adding a potential rented farm or dropping an already rented farm or negotiating rents with landlords - same analogy with purchasing),
  • Analyzing equipment purchase decisions (fixed cost can be estimated for an individual tractor, plow, etc., to let a grower know the per acre/per crop cost of each piece of equipment and also the total cost per acre/per crop), and many other analyses.

For more information download  WholeFarm brochure or contact:

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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