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Make Your Farm Joint Venture Profitable

Calculate farm member payments based on their contribution.

Published on: Dec 10, 2011

The high cost of farm machinery has growers increasingly looking at joint ventures to spread out both the risk and cost of doing business, but splitting up the costs and returns can prove challenging without some help. Iowa State University developed a spreadsheet that makes the work easy. Member payments are split according to their contribution, including equipment, land, labor and cash equity for the farm. The spreadsheet is simple to use and includes a sample farm for guidance, along with a link to a helpful online document for providing assistance.

We’re featuring the spreadsheet as our Farm Futures Spreadsheet of the Month. The 89 kilobyte spreadsheet should work with Excel 2000, 2002, 2007 or Excel XP. You can download it by clicking on the download link below.

Do you have a spreadsheet that’s made a difference on your operation that you’d be willing to share with other readers? Drop us a line at with a description of the spreadsheet. We’ll pay $75 if we feature your farmer-written non-commercial program as our Spreadsheet of the Month.

Download file: jointventuretool.xls
Size: 90.624 KB (Kilobytes)
Created: 12/12/2011 05:34 PM
Last Modified: 12/12/2011 05:34 PM
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  2. Willie Vogt says:

    We did run a feed calculator in 2009, not sure if it applicable to what you seek, but try this link (you will need to copy and paste it into your browser) - hope this helps.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is there a spreadsheet out there for feed comodities? Costs and nutritional value esp. for dairy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ditto to comment, can't find downlink to spreadsheet.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can't find the download link for this spreadsheet.