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Level 2 (Advanced) Class Outline

Farm Works™ Level 2 training classes are designed for people who have used the software for at least one year.  These classes are not intended to go through the basics of how to set fields, inputs, or typical farming operations.  Instead they focus on fine-tuning and interpreting the data in the software.  Level 2 classes are normally informal and focus on "Commonly Asked Questions". 


The cost of the class includes lunch on both days.  Participants will be able to purchase Update Service Plans and additional software modules.  If using laptops in the classroom, it is recommended to purchase Update Service Plans prior to the start of the class.  This offers more time to install the software and ask questions.


Day 1 starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM and will provide information on fine tuning mapping data.  Topics to be covered include Analyzing Yield Data, Splitting Fields, Normalizing Yield Data, Creating Profit Maps, Working with Guidance Maps, and Creating VRA Maps (manual or formulas).


Farm Works will offer split sessions on Day 2.  Day 2 starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.  When you sign up for a class, you will be asked for which session you would like to attend.  Attendees will have the option to attend one of two sessions as follows:


  • Session 1 - Farm Works AccountingThe Accounting session focuses on fine tuning enterprise statements.  It also includes information on entering detailed transactions such as patronage dividends, prepays, and hedging.
  • Session 2 -Farm Works Mobile and Other Mapping – This session includes using the Farm Works Mobile software for mapping boundaries, soil sampling, and scouting.  It also includes instruction on how to transfer data wirelessly between the office and field by using Office Sync.  Depending on the instructor, the Mobile session can also be substituted for Farm Works Surface.

Both sessions will be held simultaneously on the second day (provided there is enough interest in each session). Attendees can attend either session, or they can split their day between the two sessions. Breaks and Lunch will be held at the same time so attendees can move between classes without interruption. While we do our best to stay with the detailed outline, there is no guarantee that the material listed in the outline will be covered within the time frame that is listed.

There is no guarantee that all of the topics below will be covered .  The instructors will focus on the "Commonly Asked Questions" and rely on attendee participation in order to provide the best training possible.

Please call our sales team at 1-800-225-2848 to register.

Class Pricing Information


Class Calendar



Day 1 – Mapping & Field Records

8:30 – 9:00
Class Registration
9:00 – 9:30
Creating Crop Zones and Splitting Fields
9:30 - 10:30
Working with Yield Data
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – noon
Normalizing Yield Data and Creating Profit Maps
noon – 1:00  
1:00 – 1:30
Creating Simple VRA Maps
1:30 – 2:00
Creating VRA Maps with Formulas
2:00 – 2:30
Importing VRA maps from a Crop Consultant or Other Source
2:30– 3:00
Working with Guidance Lines
3:00 - 4:00
Other Mapping Topics including Variety Mapping, Merging Data, and Splitting Data

Day 2 – Session # 1


Day 2 – Session # 2

Mobile & Other Mapping

8:00 – 8:30
Applying Product before it's Purchased
8:30 - 9:00
Passive versus Profit Equipment Enterprises
9:00 - 9:30
Allocating Overhead Costs
9:30 - 10:00 
Fine Tuning Wage Allocations
10:00 - 10:30
Fixing Unallocated Costs
10:30 - 11:15
Importing Bank Transaction Data
11:15 - 12:00
Patronage Dividends
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:30
Hedge Accounts
1:30 - 2:00
Prepays and Retuning Supplies for Credit
2:00 - 2:30 Purchasing Equipment
2:30 - 3:00
Working with Loans
8:00 – 9:30
Surface and Sub-Surface Draining Mapping
9:30 – 10:00
Using Mobile for Field Records
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:00
Using Mobile Data with Trac & Site (Incl Connected Farm)
11:00 – noon
Configuring Mobile
noon – 1:00  
1:00 – 1:30
Making Boundary Maps with Mobile
1:30 – 2:00
Making Scouting Maps with Mobile
2:00 – 3:00
Soil Sampling

Please Note:

The class outline is tentative and will be followed as closely as possible depending on class needs and time.
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