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Computer Crop Analysis Workshop June 1

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 molmstead@wsu.edu 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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