Keeping your records up to date on the farm or ranch is important but can be a complicated task. Nebraska Extension is offering two workshops in Rushville at the Sheridan County Extension Office (800 S Loofborrow St.) on Monday, May 23. These workshops will help you develop an easier process in keeping records by using tools, resources and tips taught during the sessions.
The first workshop, Collect. Balance. Reconcile. File will be from 11 a.m. to noon. This workshop will focus on four steps to prepare your books for your accountant or make it easier to do them yourself. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf will discuss collecting the necessary documents, balancing your check register or financial software, reconciling your accounts and filing your operations paperwork.
This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, call the Sheridan County Extension office at (308) 327-2312.
Quicken for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping will be the second workshop offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Groskopf will teach how to use Quicken, a popular commercial record-keeping package that is user friendly, inexpensive and easy to find. Quicken is flexible for ag and non-ag business enterprises and separates out family living expenses. The hands-on training will include computer time with Quicken. Groskopf will also show how to run reports helpful for financial decisions.
To register for the Quicken workshop, call the Sheridan County Extension Office at (308) 327-2312. This workshop is limited to 10 participants. The cost to attend the workshop is $20/participant.