It's that time of the year - time for planning out the season's crop. Like a lot of farmers, I have my trusty Excel template that I use to plan varieties, dates, seed orders and locations. We also end up logging our greenhouse seeding and planting records on it with notes for next year. Somehow we get this done even though we are by no means experts in Excel. So I am wondering, what could happen if we WERE experts? Sites and tools like Agsquared are a great start, but they are just not quite tailored to our farm and our needs. And anyways, we already have about 10 worksheets in our "farmplan" workbook that we know and love, so why mess with it by trying to condense it and upload it into a different program? So what I am looking for is more power within excel, with maybe some branching out to input real-time data from the field through a smartphone. Does anyone know, or can get in contact with, an excel genius who could be available for consulting with farmers? Are there any other folks interested in collaborating and pooling their knowledge of excel to help create the ultimate crop planning and field-data recording process? Give a shout! A nod to Bill - I am super interested in your record keeping/analysis tool, but I am focusing more on the fieldwork/field records side of it rather than the financial/labor analysis. Maybe we could talk?
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Excel Hacks for Crop Planning and Data Recording