QuickBooks for Farmers online course begins Jan. 18th

Cornell Cooperative Extension

For the third year in a row, the CCE South Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team is pleased to host a QuickBooks for Farmers course. By combining the theory and practice of farm business accounting into a single class, this training will empower students to set up and maintain a record keeping system that is accurate, efficient, and useful. This year we are teaching the course in an online format, providing self-paced learning from the comfort of home.

The course covers basic farm accounting principles, which students will apply to create and manage a financial record keeping system for their farm. We use QuickBooks Online to conduct this training, so students will gain in-depth technical experience with that software platform. However, the skills we teach are highly transferable to other versions of QuickBooks and other accounting systems.

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Choose the right accounting system for their farm
  • Set up QuickBooks Online with a customized chart of accounts
  • Manually record and classify farm business transactions
  • Synchronize QuickBooks Online with farm bank accounts and credit cards to automatically import transactions
  • Reconcile accounts on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy
  • Generate and analyze financial reports to evaluate business performance

This training is appropriate for beginner and intermediate QuickBooks users who are looking to implement a new record keeping system or enhance the efficiency and functionality of their current system. It is also a great fit for QuickBooks Desktop users who are curious about QuickBooks Online.

Course fee is $190 with a discounted rate available for farms located in our 6-county region. Contact Mary Kate at mkw87@cornell.edu to request a discount code if you are located in Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Onondaga, Tioga or Tompkins County. Register online here: https://south-central-ny-dairy-field-crops.teachable.com

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