QuickBooks Pro workshop set Oct. 3 in Lamesa

LAMESA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a QuickBooks Pro 2018 for Desktop workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office of Dawson County at 400 S. First St. in Lamesa.

Preregistration is required by Sept. 30 by calling 806-677-5667 or emailing dljones@ag.tamu.edu. A registration fee of $50 is due at the door. Couples are encouraged to attend and will only be charged a single registration fee if they share a computer.

“This is the first QuickBooks workshop our agency has scheduled in the area,” said Gary Roschetzky, AgriLife Extension agent for Dawson County. 

Roschetzky, along with DeDe Jones of Amarillo and Will Keeling of Lubbock, both AgriLife Extension risk management program specialists, will conduct the course.

“We are limiting this workshop to 15 participants because we want each attendee to be in front of one of our workshop computers,” Jones said. “We don’t want them distracted by all the other stuff people tend to keep on their personal computers.

“Most of our clientele tend to be agricultural producers, but this workshop is not limited to them. The workshop is open to any business or individual wanting some QuickBooks Pro training.”

 QuickBooks Pro is a double-entry business accounting program widely used in agricultural and non-agricultural businesses. Its software offers users the ability to add features as a business grows.

 “This will be a hands-on workshop,” Jones said. “It is designed for current QuickBooks Pro users and novices alike. Specifically, it’s for those wanting to learn to develop profit and cost centers, enter transactions, and to be able to create useful reports.”

 Roschetzky hopes this inaugural workshop will lead to others in the future.

“If the attendance and interest are there, there’s no reason we can’t do more of these in 2020,” he said. “I could see this leading to additional workshops in the future. It’s a very good program. I feel more people would adopt QuickBooks if they had the guidance we feel this workshop will provide.”   

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