AgWeb Profit Center

Use these tips and tools to make your farm business as profitable as it can be.

Featuring Chris Barron, AgWeb's margins expert.

Chris BarronChris is a farmer and farm management advisor with over 18 years of experience. During this time, he has developed many decision tools to help producers improve the profitability of their operation.



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Interactive Spreadsheets

Download the following spreadsheets, courtesy of Chris Barron, to analyze your operation. Available spreasheets:

Cost of Production
Margin Scenario
Profit Navigator
Acreage Cost-Return Analysis
Delayed Planting Cost Calculator
Is it Time to Switch Corn Hybrids?

Have a question about one of the spreadsheets, or an idea for a new one? Email Chris at

Ask a Margins Expert


Have a margins question? Through this blog you will gain insight on improving your bottom line, as Chris answers questions and provides farm business advice.



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