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QuickBooks for Farmers

cover of the book, QuickBooks 2014: the missing manualQuickBooks Pro software from Intuit is widely used by farmers and small business employees of all types. In this two evening class, we will be reviewing how farmers typically set up and use QuickBooks Pro for keeping track of farm financial transactions. The Tuesday night session will cover file set up, chart of accounts, data entry and reconciling a sample monthly bank statement. The Thursday night session will review a sample farm with a completed year of data entry. This second session is intended to show students a range of year-end reports, analysis and forms that can be completed using QuickBooks Pro software.

Our textbook for this class is QuickBooks 2014: the missing manual. It is a free Intuit manual that can be downloaded for personal use as desired.

Tuesday Night – Session 1 Agenda Textbook Chapter
Overview of QuickBooks and Setting up the Farm file Chapter 1 & 2
Customizing Generic Ag Chart of Accounts for Alabama farmers Chapters 3 & 4
Review of typical farmer entries Class Notes
Class exercise in entering sample checks and deposits Class Notes & Chapter 9
Class exercise in reconciling the monthly bank statement Class Notes & Chapter 14
Review of monthly financial tasks and time required Chapter 23
Thursday Night - Session 2 Agenda Textbook Chapter
Review of month-by month sample data entry Class Notes
Review of financial year-end tasks for sample farm family Class Notes
Overview of 1099-MISC forms for vendors Chapter 17
Review of farm year-end financial reports Chapter 23
Review of farm income tax reports for tax preparer Class Notes
Review of Panopto recorded Class materials Class Notes
Class Evaluation

Locations, Dates, and Registration

QuickBooks for Farmers - Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-8 PM: The registration fee is $25.

TO REGISTER: (1) online and pay via credit card, click the Register link for your preferred workshop below; or (2) call (334) 844-5100 to register by phone.

County Date Location Register Online
Blount July 18 & 20 Blount County Extension Office
415 Fifth Avenue East
Oneonta, AL 35121
Colbert Nov 7 & 9 Colbert County Extension Office
Courthouse Basement
201 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Cullman Oct 17 & 19 North Alabama Agriplex
1714 Tally Ho Street SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Etowah Dec 5 & 7 Etowah Co Extension Office
Etowah County Annex Building
3200A West Meighan Boulevard
Gadsden, AL 35904
Franklin September 19 & 21 Franklin Co Extension Office
Courthouse Basement, Room 1
410 N Jackson Ave
Russellville, AL 35653
Jackson Oct 24 & 26 Jackson County Extension Office
27115 John T. Reid Parkway
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Lauderdale Oct 3 & 5 Lauderdale County Extension Office
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Limestone June 27 & 29 Limestone County Extension Office
1109 W. Market Street
Athens, AL 35611
Madison Nov 14 & 16 Tennessee Valley Regional Research & Extension Center
9494 Experimental Loop
Madison, AL 35756
Marshall August 1 & 3 Marshall County Extension Office
Courthouse Basement
424 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976-1132
Winston August 8 & 10 Haleyville City Hall Storm Shelter
911 21st Street
Haleyville, AL 35565

Instructor: Robert Page