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UW Extension to Offer Farm Record Keeping Programs This Winter

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(1/2/14) Are you motivated to use farm records to analyze your farm's performance and profitability, but not sure how to get started?

The Jackson and Trempealeau County University of Wisconsin – Extension and Western Technical College are offering two Computer-based Farm Recordkeeping Workshops in January. 

This meeting will be held Thursday January 9th for AAIMS and Easy Farm from 1:00 – 3:30, and Friday January 10th for QuickBooks.  Both of these computer based workshops will be held at the Western Technical Collage computer lab, 36084 Walnut Street, Independence.    

This workshop will get you started at inputting records into AAIMS, Easy Farm, and/or the QuickBooks computer programs.  These are popular financial recordkeeping programs and management tools. All three programs allow you to track and manage income, expenses, bank accounts, receivables, inventory, fixed assets, payables, loans, payroll and equity in your farm business.  Each program also provides you with standard and customized detailed reports that are essential to making good decisions.

During these hands-on computer sessions you will develop a simple set of farm financial records and reports while learning basic accounting skills for use with AAIMS, Easy Farm, and QuickBooks. Learn how each is structured, how files work, and how to navigate around each system to tailor your farm's recordkeeping needs.

Participants are invited to attend the day of choice featuring the program of interest, or all days.

Pre-registration is required due to limited computer space available. There is a $10.00 charge for lunch at the December 17th and January 10th workshops. To register please contact either of the following: Jackson County UW Extension office: (715)284-4257, Trempealeau County UW Extension office: (715) 538-2311 ex. 376, Western Technical College/Brad Siriani: (715) 533-8081 

These workshops are sponsored by, UW-Extension Jackson and Trempealeau Counties, Western Technical College, and the Center for Dairy Profitability and partially funded by a USDA Risk Management Agency grant.


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