K-State Research and Extension to Host Excel Spreadsheet Workshops

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 farming and ranching businesses.

The workshops will be taught be K-State agricultural 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 in the training.

The dates and locations of the workshops are:

Dec. 15, 2011 – Cuba – Cuba Community Hall.

Dec. 16, 2011 – McPherson – Melhorn Hall, Room 141, McPherson College.

Feb. 8, 2012 – Savonburg – Savonburg Community Center, 101 S. Walnut St.

Feb. 9, 2012 – El Dorado – Butler County Community Building, 206 N. Griffith.

Feb. 15, 2012 – Burlington – 4-H Building, Kelly Park, W. Kennebec St.

Feb. 16, 2012 – Manhattan – Frontier Farm Credit, 9370 E. U.S. Highway 24

More information, including downloadable brochures and registration contact information for each location, is available online at http://www.agmanager.info/events/Excel/default.asp or by contacting Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu.

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