Extension Farm Financial Recordkeeping Workshops Set

Farm-focused workshops to help producers fine-tune Quickbooks use will be held around the state from Jan. 7 through Jan. 23.

Published on: Dec 27, 2012

Are you interested in learning how to use QuickBooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or build upon what you already do know? The University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability, UW-River Falls and UW-Extension are offering beginning hands-on workshops using QuickBooks in various locations across the state.

The workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Monday, Jan. 7: Demonstration Room, Waushara County Courthouse, Wautoma. Contact: Ken Williams, ken.williams@ces.uwex.edu, UW-Extension Waushara County office at 920-787-0416.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: UW-Marshfield, Marshfield. Contact: Matt Lippert, matt.lippert@ces.uwex,edu, UW-Extension Wood County office at 715-421-8440.

Workshops to help farmers fine-tune Quickbooks use will be held around the state from Jan. 7 through Jan. 23.
Workshops to help farmers fine-tune Quickbooks use will be held around the state from Jan. 7 through Jan. 23.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: North Central Technical College, Medford. Contact: Sandy Stuttgen, sandy.stuttgen@ces.uwex.edu, UW-ExtensionTaylor County Office, 715-748-3327.

Monday, Jan. 14: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Menomonie. Contact: Katie Wantoch, Katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu, UW-Extension Dunn County Office, 715-232-1636.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Western Technical College, Tomah. Contact: Bill Halfman, bill.halfman@ces.uwex.edu, UW-Extension Monroe County Office, 608-269-8722 OR Aimee Finley, finleya@westerntc.edu, Western Technical College, 608-785-9200.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Elkhorn. Contact Rose Skora UW-Extension Kenosha and Racine County offices at rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu or 262-857-1945 or 262-767-2929.

QuickBooks is a financial recordkeeping program and management tool. The program allows you to track and manage income, expenses, bank accounts, receivables, inventory, fixed assets, payables, loans, payroll and equity in your farm business. QuickBooks also provides you with standard and customized detailed reports that are essential to making good decisions.

In these hands-on computer workshops you will develop a set of farm financial records and reports. You will learn how QuickBooks is structured, how it files work, and how to navigate in the system to tailor your financial recordkeeping for your farm business.

Registration includes lunch, manual, and a flash drive with an example chart of accounts. Space is limited so please enroll early, please note that full payment for workshop guarantees a spot. For registration information please call the local extension office for registration and cost. 

These QuickBooks workshops are sponsored by UW-River Falls, Center for Dairy Profitability, and UW-Extension County Offices and are partially funded by a USDA Risk Management Agency grant.

Source: UW-Extension