K-State Research and Extension News
January 04, 2013
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Excel Workshops Planned for Farm, Ranch Business Operators

Agenda Includes Hands-On Spreadsheet Practice

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will hold 2013 Excel Workshops in three locations around Kansas in January and February.

“Many farmers and ranchers grew up learning how to repair equipment or calculate proper fertilizer rates, but not everyone grew up knowing how computers and particularly, the latest Excel tools can help them in their businesses,” said Rich Llewelyn, extension assistant in K-State’s Department of Agricultural Economics. “This training will be helpful to both the beginner and the more experienced Excel user, and includes hands-on activities so each participant will be able to create his or her own spreadsheets.”

Dates, locations and contact information for the workshops, which are hosted by K-State Research and Extension, include:

  • Jan. 9 – Kingman -  Kingman County Activity Center, 121 S. Main St. – Matt Clark, 620-532-5131 or mkc@ksu.edu;
  • Jan. 25 – Wamego – Highland Community College, 500 Miller Drive – Austin Sexten, 785-457-3319 or ajsexten@ksu.edu; and
  • Feb. 21 – Troy – Doniphan County 4-H Building, 211 N. Boder St. – Mindy Young, 785-985-3623 or myoung5@ksu.edu.

Each workshop begins with registration at 9 a.m. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The agenda varies slightly by location, but generally includes an introduction to Excel; spreadsheets for estimating machinery costs; crop budgets; principal and interest payments; adjusted weaning weights; and an introduction to tools on K-State’s extension agricultural economics website AgManager.info. Time is built into the workshops for questions and answers.

More information is available at Excel Workshops or by contacting Llewelyn at rvl@ksu.edu or 785-532-1504.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Rich Llewelyn – 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu