Exclusive expert advice on greenhouse profitability
Added on 31 July 2023
Instructors for the course are economist Dr. Charlie Hall from Texas A&M University, horticulture scientist Dr. Paul Fisher from University of Florida Extension, Dr. Kevin Athearn of the University of Florida, and Bill Swanekamp of Kube-Pak, a growing operation in New Jersey. Topics covered include:
- Crop enterprise budgets
- Income statements
- Allocation of overhead, seasonality, space use, and shrinkage
- Labor cost and efficiency
- Pricing and profitability
- Return on investment for new technology.
Course participants will discuss costing questions with other growers; use apps and spreadsheets to calculate budgets; organize and interpret income statement data; and allocate costs and evaluate price and profitability of different products.
Photo: Greenhouse Grower