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Helping Hazelnut Orchard Clients Calculate the Cost of Production

May 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In this webinar we will be showcasing a new tool developed by Oregon Tilth with funding from a Western SARE Professional and Producer Grant for calculating production costs for hazelnut operations. While the tool was originally developed to support organic hazelnut growers it can be used to determine costs for any orchard operation, organic or conventional. One of the tool’s primary innovations is its approach to tracking the labor costs associated with hazelnut production. The tool encourages growres to perform time trials to gather accurate information about how long it takes them to complete each of the activities required to produce hazelnuts, and the support materials that accompany the tool provide suggestions for ways this can be accomplished. When combined with an hourly labor rate growers can get a true costing for production labor, even if they are doing the work themselves. In addition to calculating current costs and profitability the tool can be used to easily analyze “what if” scenarios or estimate future costs and profitability. The webinar will feature a panel of growers who used the tool to calculate production costs in their own organic hazelnut orchards. The growers will share their experiences working with the tool, lessons learned, and ways they have used or will be using the tool to help make managerial decisions. The growers will also be available to answer questions from webinar participants. The audience for the webinar includes all technical assistance providers who work with farmers who grow orchard crops. Register to attend the webinar HERE.


May 13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Event Category:


Oregon Tilth


Online (Zoom)