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December 30, 1997 12:00AM
Farm Trac does a very good job of allowing you to plan for the new year. Additionally, if you have Farm Fund$ you can get
reports that will help you with prepayments for the new year. Here's what to do:

1. In the Project Selection box that appears when you first go into Farm Works, click on your project then click on the Copy Project button.
2. Copy your entire project to a new project (use a name such as 1998 planning).
3. Go into this new 1998 Planning project. This project will be completely separate from your main project and you will be able to do anything to it without hurting your real project.
4. If you have Farm Fund$ select Inventory Maintenance from the Accounting Menu then select Adjust Supplies.
5. Select each one of your supplies and adjust the quantity to zero.
6. Next you will take a planter or a drill and load it with all of the supplies that you expect to use for the first variety or crop that you will be planting. Be sure to enter the rate that you expect to use for each supply.
7. After loading the planter or drill, click on the Start Farming button. You will get a warning message that you don't have a propelling device (a tractor) or a human. Just click OK for each of these messages and then click on each field that you expect to plant with the variety and supplies that you loaded into the planter.
8. Next click on the End Farming button. In the Farming box, select the appropriate Crop Enterprise then click on the OK button.
9. Repeat these steps for all of the different varieties of seed that you expect to use as well as for the different chemicals and fertilizers. Remember that you can load as many supplies as you want into the planter or drill.
10. To get a report of the acres of each crop as well as each field and what it's planted to, select Crops from the History menu then select Summary Report. Print this report for the new crop year and it will display all of the needed information.
11. If you have Farm Fund$, you can select Inventory Maintenance from the Accounting menu then select Inventory Reports and Supplies. This will give you a listing of all your supplies with negative quantities for each. These negative quantities represent the quantity that you expect to use of each supply and can be used when determining how much to prepay of each supply.

I hope this helps!

R. Scott Nusbaum
Farm Works Software

Planning rotation

R. Johnson December 29, 1997 12:00AM

Planning rotation

R. Scott Nusbaum December 30, 1997 12:00AM

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