MBAg by Adam Erwin
Adam Erwin DTN Special Correspondent
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:44 AM CST

If I had a time machine, I'd travel back to 1979. Not just because of how buff I was back then, but because on a cold November afternoon during my first year in college, my life switched from analog to digital.

In a basement classroom of the university economics building was an Apple II computer set up with the VisiCalc program, a very early spreadsheet program. And the spreadsheet on it was set up with a budget for a single acre of corn.

When my turn came at the keyboard, I marveled as I changed the price, yield and cost ...

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