AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer QuickBooks Pro computer short courses for the 13th year on Aug. 26-27 in Amarillo and Sept. 16-17 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 there. 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: 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo and 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294 north of Lubbock.
“Our surveys have shown attendees feel they have received an average economic benefit of more than $2,000 per year after attending these programs,” Jones said. “We’ve presented the program to more than 400 producers through the years.”
QuickBooks Pro is a double-entry business accounting program often used by agricultural lenders and producers, Jones said. Participants will learn to enter transactions into the program and analyze costs and profits. No prior computer experience is necessary.
Registration is $150 per course 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. 19 for the Amarillo session and by Sept. 9 for the Lubbock session. Payment is due upon arrival on the first day of the course.