New Virtual Quicken Course for Farm and Ranch Record-keeping Offered by Nebraska Extension

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Quicken is an easy program for people unfamiliar with accounting terms to use, making it a good place to start when changing from a hand-kept cash accounting system to computerized records. Nebraska Extension’s new virtual Quicken course will teach participants how to use the features of the program in a self-paced setting.

New Virtual Quicken Course for Farm and Ranch Record-keeping Offered by Nebraska Extension

A new online Quicken course is being offered by Nebraska Extension for farmers, ranchers and agricultural business managers who want to learn more about the program and financial record-keeping.

The course is led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability and was first developed by Oklahoma State University. It leads users through hands-on sessions to develop a simple set of financial records and reports using Quicken. Exercises based on scenarios from a case farm allow participants to practice many of the steps that they might use to keep records on their farm or ranch.

The course is available through NU Advance, the University of Nebraska’s non-credit and professional development learning system. Course elements include videos, engaging learning activities, quizzes, a Q&A board as well as access to content experts. The course is divided into seven modules, which can be completed at your own pace. The total class time is approximately three and a half hours. Participants have 60 days to complete the course.

“Strong financial management is the backbone of any successful farm or ranch,” said Jessica Groskopf, an extension educator with the Center for Agricultural Profitability. “Our course empowers farmers and ranchers with the necessary tools to come away with a strong foundation in Quicken, tailored for the demands of the agricultural industry.”

Course development was funded by a grant from the Southern Risk Management Education Center.

To register, visit the Center for Agricultural Profitability’s website.

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