Enterprise budgets provide invaluable information regarding individual enterprises on the farm. This tool
enables the farm manager to make decisions regarding enterprises and plan for the coming production year.
The enterprise budget uses farm revenue, variable cost, fixed cost and net income to provide a clear picture
of the financial health of each farm enterprise. The 2008 Maryland enterprise budgets were developed using
average yields and estimated input cost based upon producer and farm supplier data. The figures presented are
averages and vary greatly from one farm to the other. It is therefore crucial to input actual farm data to complete
enterprise budgets for your farm.