A Crop Budget Calculator for Electronic Spreadsheets
Lazarus, William F.
This paper presents a method for calculating crop enterprise budgets using an electronic spreadsheet program on a microcomputer. The Visicalc brand of spreadsheet on an Apple II Plus microcomputer are used as exarnples. The paper is organized as follows: First, the concepts of an electronic spreadsheet and a template or overlay are introduced. Hardware and software requirements are then listed. The method of organizing budget information on the spreadsheet is next, followed by a discussion of the methods used to calculate various budget items, with printouts of the template and its formulas and formats.
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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University