Grow Your Profit! Greenhouse Costing and Profitability Workshop
8:30am - 3:30pm
Being the grower is often the fun part of the business. However, book keeping and crunching financial numbers is equally important to your long-term success. If you are starting a new greenhouse business, or are already an experienced grower, make sure to join our greenhouse economics workshop to sharpen your financial sense and skillsets by learning from seasoned economists, accountants, and greenhouse specialists to make more money from your efforts.
You will learn to generate simple and accurate budgets, calculate your true costs and profits, use simple economic techniques to make production and investment decisions, and better understand how scheduling and productivity can affect your bottom line. Save time and make money!
Speakers and Topics
Economic Analysis for Greenhouse Management Decisions—Kevin Athearn, PhD, University of Florida. Learn tools to make smarter decisions about which crops, methods and improvements work best in your greenhouse!
How to Schedule Crop Production – Jonathan Ebba, University of New Hampshire. Incorrect timing costs money! No matter how many different crops you grow, you can build useful and meaningful schedules.
My Crop Failed, Now What?—Keith Farrel, USDA Farm Service Agency. Learn options after crop failure and about the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), and Nursery Crop Insurance.
Determining Costs and Pricing for Greenhouse Crops – Jonathan Ebba, University of New Hampshire. How do we know overhead costs for a lowly geranium? You can estimate profit before setting your prices!
Making Data Driven Business Decisions: Starting off on the Right Foot—Mike Sciabarrasi, University of New Hampshire. Get greater efficiency and productivity from your greenhouse by using information you already have!
Building Enterprise Budgets for Hydroponic Greenhouse Crops—Kevin Athearn, PhD, University of Florida. Accurately estimate costs and returns to predict profitability! Examples included.