Farm Financial Recordkeeping Workshops using Quickbooks are scheduled for January 2012

Contact: Jenny Vanderlin, 608-263-7795, jmvander@wisc.edu

Are you interested in learning how to use Quickbooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or would you like to 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.  

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 flashdrive 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 your local extension office.

These Quickbook 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.

Dates, locations and contacts for the workshops are:
– Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012: NWTC-Shawano Regional Center. Contact: Katie Behnke, UW-Extension Shawano County agriculture agent at715-526-6136
– Monday, Jan. 9, 2012: CVTC – Neillsville. Contact: Maria Bendexin, UW-Extension Clark County agriculture agent at 715-743-5121
– Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012: NCTC – Medford. Contact: Sandy Stuttgen, UW-Extension Taylor County agriculture agent at 715-748-3327
– Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012: CVTC – Menomonie Campus. Contact: Katie Sternweis, UW-Extension Dunn County agriculture agent at 715-232-1636
– Friday, Jan. 13, 2012: Jefferson County Office. Contact: Heidi Johnson, UW-Extension Jefferson County agriculture agent at 920-674-7295.

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