The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Desktop Short Courses on Aug. 31 in Amarillo and Sept. 8 in Lubbock.
The one-day trainings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the respective Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers, located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo and 1102 Drew St. north of Lubbock.
“While this class uses agricultural-related examples, the concepts we teach can be applied to almost any small business,” said DeDe Jones, District 1 risk management specialist, Amarillo.
Registration is $75 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. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Aug. 29 for Amarillo and by Sept. 5 for Lubbock. Payment is due upon arrival on the first day of the course.
For more information or to RSVP for either location, contact Lacrecia Garza at 806-677-5625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are limiting each session to 12 participants because we want each attendee to be in front of a computer,” Jones said. “If the class fills up, we will add additional classes as needed.”
QuickBooks Pro is a double-entry business accounting program often used by agricultural lenders and producers, Jones said. It is available in both a desktop and online version, but only the desktop version will be taught.
During the course, participants will learn to enter transactions into the program and analyze costs and profits. No prior computer experience is necessary.
Jones and Will Keeling, District 2 risk management specialist, Lubbock, will conduct the courses.
Repeat attendees indicate they’ve seen thousands of dollars in benefits from what they learned during the courses, Jones said.