PULLMAN, Wash. — Area agricultural producers interested in diversifying into vineyard or tree fruit production or who are already growing grapes or tree fruit are invited to a free Washington State University Extension workshop scheduled Thursday, June 1, to learn the Crop Profitability Analysis computer program.
The workshop is scheduled 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 125A at Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to operate the CPA program and how to access existing enterprise budgets on the Internet.
The program uses previously generated enterprise budgets to establish a base from which producers and others can analyze the potential profitability of perennial crops. All assumptions, such as prices received, yields and costs, can be changed in pre-existing budgets so that producers can tailor the program to their situation.
Each participant will receive a copy of the program.
Contact Mercy Olmstead, WSU viticulture extension specialist, at (509) 786-9203 or email@example.com for more information and to register. Registration is limited to 22 computers. Couples may share a computer.
The workshop is being underwritten by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency.
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