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AgriLife Extension to offer QuickBooks training in Amarillo, Lubbock

Hands-on training teaches couples, individuals, how to keep accurate financial records

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Short Courses on Aug. 21-22 in Amarillo and Sept. 11-12 in Lubbock.

The two-day trainings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the respective Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers, located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo and 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294 north of Lubbock.

DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo, said through the years, attendees have indicated they’ve seen thousands of dollars in benefit from what they learned during QuickBook courses.

“During times of low commodity prices, keeping accurate financial records is very important,” Jones said. “Learning QuickBooks will help producers accomplish this goal.”

QuickBooks Pro is a double-entry business accounting program often used by agricultural lenders and producers, Jones said. During the two-day course, participants will learn to enter transactions into the program and analyze costs and profits. No prior computer experience is necessary.

Registration is $150 and includes computer use and teaching materials. Couples are encouraged to attend and will be charged only one registration fee if they share a computer.

Class size is limited to 15 people to provide a hands-on experience for all participants. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Aug. 17 for Amarillo and by Sept. 7 for the session in Lubbock. Payment is due upon arrival on the first day of the course.

The class will be taught by Jones and Will Keeling, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Lubbock.

For more information or to RSVP for either location, contact Jones or Kim Garcia at 806-677-5600.

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