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Webinar Schedule

Live instruction for 2023 has concluded. You are welcome to complete this course on a self-paced schedule and join our next live session in Fall 2024.​​ All webinars are recorded and posted in your online classroom to watch anytime. Once enrolled in this course, you will retain access to all materials indefinitely and may return to participate in future live offerings of the course as well. Please join us!

To access the webinars during our next live session, you will simply need to click on the webinar join link that is posted in the Weekly Resources section of this course. This link only works on the appointed day and time for the webinar, so while you can try clicking it sooner, it won't open the webinar meeting for you.

You may also join our webinars from a mobile device by installing the official Zoom app from your preferred app store. Then, when it's time for a webinar, simply open your Zoom app and enter the 9-digit meeting ID that will be posted along with the webinar link.

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1 - Introduction to the course and expectations, demonstrate initial setup and configuring of QuickBooks to suit your needs. 
  • Week 2 - Show proficiency in setting up chart of accounts, items, and lists. Use examples of a farm’s setup process by identifying the use of different types of accounts in the software, and how items are tied to accounts
  • Week 3 - Discuss the process of tracking income, whether or not using invoices. Use examples of different farm’s scenarios in tracking income for management decisions.
  • Week 4 - Discuss the process of tracking expenses, whether or not using the software to produce checks. 
  • Week 5 - Share the importance of farm financial statements. The three we will focus on are Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Cover how to enter assets and liabilities as accounts in QuickBooks.
  • Week 6 - How to generate reports for benchmarking and trend analysis for management, lenders and tax preparation. Review course topics, learning how to close out the tax year, how to backup and restore data files, and how to make year-end changes to your records.

Zoom Participant’s Guide.pdf

Zoom Participant's Guide

The below guide explains how to use the Zoom video platform for this course's weekly webinars.

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