Developing Organic Crop Budgets for Producers Moving to Organic Production

About the Webinar

This webinar, which took place on June 26, 2024, showcases a crop budgeting tool that producers transitioning to organic production can use to evaluate both the cost of production and the expected net return of organic production for various crops. The budgeting tool can also be used to compute the costs and returns for producers looking to make a transition into organic production.  The budgeting tool has a built-in database of inputs and machinery costs. Producers can pick what operations and inputs are needed to produce a crop and the budgeting tool will calculate the cost per acre to produce that crop and the expected net return. If a crop or input is not currently in the database, it can be added.

Find the Farm Budget Generator tool which has versions for Windows and IPads, and some instructional materials at

About the Presenter

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Gregg Ibendahl, who is is an Associate Professor at Kansas State University. His appointment is in Extension specializing in farm management and agricultural finance. Dr. Ibendahl grew up on a grain/beef farm in southern Illinois and has worked in both private industry as well as academia. He enjoys analyzing farmer profitability issues and helping farmers make better decisions.

Funding for this webinar is provided by a grant from the USDA NIFA OREI program, and it was organized by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic.

Published May 14, 2024

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.