When do you need to plant your lettuce so that it’s ready to harvest on time? When did we actually harvest the lettuce and send it to market? When did we do some other incredible significant farm activity, and was it done at the right time? Dates are a key component of a good farm … More FSA Tip #24 Understanding Date Formats
Is there anything as ugly an a farm spreadsheet full of #DIV/0! or #N/A or some other error message? Yes, these messages tell you what might be going wrong in your spreadsheet but sometimes it doesn’t matter. You already know you can’t divide by zero, let’s move on to something else! Error messages can make … More FSA Tip #23 Hiding Errors With IFERROR
Remember last spring, when the world got real crazy on March 13? And you decided to pivot everything and drop the farmers market and any in person sales and instead you would set up an online store and only take online orders? And then spring moved forward and your plants got bigger and everybody in … More Remember that farm store you wanted to start?
Things are. a bit slow these days on regular weekly farmer spreadsheet tips. But I have put together this spreadsheet recipe for you, I’m sure it will be very helpful. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 2 cups spreadsheet Directions: Bring water and sugar to a boil. Then add spreadsheet. Make sure cells are … More Quick Spreadsheet Sauce
CSV files, CSV files, CSV files! When you start importing and exporting data from online stores or bookkeeping programs, you start to run into CSV files. In this tip, we’ll see … What are the differences between a CSV file and a spreadsheet Why CSV files are a great way to share information How to … More FSA Tip #22 What Is A CSV File?
This past week, the Tourne-Sol online seed store had 3 times the regular number of seed sales. In any normal year, we would be ecstatic for this increase in orders. This year, we are a little too distracted to do any serious celebrating. Also, with recent self isolation recommendations and daycares being closed, we are down to … More FSA Tip #21 Line Breaks In Spreadsheet Cells
When you’re setting up your crop plan, there comes a time when you need to calculate how many seeds you will need to have on hand.. That seems simple, just multiply the number of beds by the number of rows per bed by your seed rate, and voilà! #beds x rows/bed x seed rate = … More FSA Tip #20 Counting Seeds With The IF Formula
A good spreadsheet should play well with other spreadsheets. That means if you enter something into one spreadsheet, then you can easily refer to another spreadsheet that has additional information about that same something. Here’s an example … Say you are setting up a schedule for all the crops you are going to direct seed. … More FSA Tip #19 Refer to things with INDEX MATCH
After months of anticipation, my first online spreadsheet course is just about here! This week I’m giving two live webinars that will lead into the course. The webinar is called Build A Better Farm Crop Plan (without all the copy pasting, endless columns, and thousands of open tabs) It is about The 3 Things I … More Build A Better Farm Crop Plan
Often, you wind up with a spreadsheet that is a long list made up of the same things repeated over and over. This might happen with your harvest records for the season where there there is a row for each crop you harvested from each day you were harvesting. You might only grow 30-40 crops … More FSA Tip #18 UNIQUE – My Favourite Formula