We’re getting to the end of Crop Rotation month at the Farmer Spreadsheet Academy, but we have time for one more spreadsheet tip that ties everything together. Here’s some fancy filter footwork to sort your crop plan by family, light/heavy feeder, and by plant date. This will help you group crops so you can define … More FSA Tip #42 Turn Your Crop Plan Into A Crop Rotation
It is so much easier to think about a farm that has been defined. And one of my starting places is how to break up your field into modular blocks. Here’s a short guide to show you why and how to do this. It has some examples of how we’ve defined field blocks @fermetournesol. And … More FSA Tip #41 Design Your Fields With Modular Blocks
Where do you start with Crop Rotation Design? You start with crop families. Crops in the same family share many of the same diseases and pests. So grouping by family is a good first strategy. Head to your crop plan Add your crop families with some INDEX MATCH Use a PIVOT TABLE to see how … More FSA Tip #40 Add Families To Your Crop Plan
Each of these seeds is a radish. A 4 gallon bucket of radish seed is a lot of radishes. (And we’ve got more than 1 bucket!) But is it enough? Answering that comes down to the math. Think about how many bedfeet of radish you’ll grow next year. Then turn that into a number of … More Enough radish seeds?
If ENTER DATA ONCE is your noble spreadsheet goal, then the journey to get there is the tools and formulas that let you reference that data. In some ways, every spreadsheet formula and tool is all about referencing your original data. But that isn’t very helpful. There are really only a handful of formulas that … More Refer To Data Already In Your Farm Spreadsheets
Imagine if you only had to enter data once into your spreadsheets? Could there be an end to the endless copy/pasting? The 3 cornerstones of The Farmer Spreadsheet Academy will give you tools to create dynamic spreadsheets without that endless copy pasting. The basics are easier than you think! I’ll be posting more about the … More Enter Data Once In Your Farm Spreadsheets
And so it’s time for the big questions. You’ve reviewed the farm and the sales and the clients. Now it is time to review YOU. Jonathan Bruderlein is next week’s Season Review Guide. And he’s here to make sure you take a moment to think about what you personally want from your life growing and … More Review your Farm Quality Of Life
Does it matter how much you can grow if you can’t sell it all? If you’re trying to make a living from your farm then you probably want to sell most of your crops. But I bet you didn’t choose to start farming because you wanted to be out there selling your product. That your … More Does it matter how much you can grow if you can’t sell it all?
Sometimes you’ve got a couple Google Sheets that you would like to have speak to each other. In my Farm Spreadsheets I use a master crop list with all the growing info for that crop – DTM, yield, spacing, and so forth. I then refer to that crop list from a bunch of other spreadsheets … More FSA Tip #39 Connect Two Google Sheets With Importrange
Next Tuesday, I’m having Julia Shanks over to my virtual living room and you’re invited to join us! We’ll be talking about whether you’re selling your crops in a way that makes you money. If we could have this in person, we would have tea and treats for all of you. (And I bet they … More Are Your Sales Channels The Right Sales Channels?