Date

12-2009

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Business

Department

Agribusiness Department

Advisor(s)

Ralph Battles

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to determine whether it would be feasible for Cal Poly to expand their vineyard from fifteen acres to eighteen acres.

There are four major costs associated when establishing a vineyard: plant, vine, trellis system, and drip system. Two suppliers per major cost with the exception of labor were called to determine the best price. Once the costs were determined, they were entered into an Excel spreadsheet in the initial cost outlay of an Enterprise Budget.

It has been concluded that expanding Cal Poly’s vineyard would be feasible. Both the lowest and highest bids of the major costs are within the $54,000 budget. The lowest bid was at $36,733.50 and the higher end bid come out at $42,691.14.

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