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VBI: Oilseed Cost and Profit Calculator

The Vermont Oilseed Crop Production Cost and Profit Calculator is intended to allow farmers to assess potential costs and profits associated with oilseed production.  The tool is based in a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet and uses a simple, easy to use interface to collect cost factors.  The calculation of incremental and total costs as well as projected profit (or loss) is done “behind the scenes” and the results are summarized instantly for the farmer.  A complete, detailed report is also available at the click of a button for the interested user.

Oilseed calculator

The tool can be used to review many different scenarios and “what-if” cases.  Any of the variables in the white boxes (see screen shot above) can be adjusted. Please contact Chris Callahan or Sarah Galbraith for additional guidance.

  • Mac Users, please note: You will need to select "Disable macros" when launching the oilseed calculator. This will not effect the calculations, however you will need to navigate through the different tabs manually (i.e., the one-click buttons embedded on the User Interface page that take you to Equipment Worksheet, etc., will be disabled.)

To download the oilseed calculator and to be notified of future releases, please fill out this quick form.