AMARILLO – Returning for the 12th year in a row, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer QuickBooks Pro computer short courses on Aug. 19-20 in Amarillo and Sept. 9-10 in Lubbock.
The trainings will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in both cities, said DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo, who will coordinate the event in that city. Jay Yates, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Lubbock, will coordinate the Lubbock course.
Both events will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in their respective cities. They are located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo and 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294 north of Lubbock.
“Based on follow-up surveys, attendees have received an average economic benefit of more than $2,000 per year,” Jones said. “We’ve presented the program to almost 360 producers through the years.”
QuickBooks Pro is a double-entry business accounting program often used by agricultural lenders and producers, Jones said. In 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 for each two-day course is $125 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, Jones said.
Those planning to attend should RSVP by Aug. 12 for the Amarillo session and by Sept. 2 for the Lubbock session. Payment is due upon arrival on the first day of the course.