Record Keeping

Managing finances

Keeping Accurate Digital Records

September 2, 2021
Accounting software can greatly improve the financial record-keeping of farms and ranches, but it is not a foolproof method of record-keeping. Here are some tips for keeping more accurate digital records, regardless of the software you use.

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Extension Record-keeping Course for Farmers and Ranchers Set for June

April 15, 2021
The next session of “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options,” Nebraska Extension’s four-part farm and ranch record-keeping course, will be held virtually on Thursdays beginning June 3.

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Cash Flow Versus Profitability

April 1, 2021
Cash flow and profitability are important to an operation, but they are different — learn how, and why these differences are equally significant when building a comprehensive farm management plan.

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Flyer for manure calendar. Available at your local extension office.

2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars Now Available

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars are now available from Nebraska Extension. This easy-to-use recordkeeping calendar tracks manure-related records for livestock and cropping operations and is designed to be used by all sizes of livestock operations.

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Excel® Pro Tip: Sumif

August 23, 2018
The "Sumif" app in Excel may be just what you need to sum data from individual fields within a category. Rather than restructure your data, this tool allows for customization.

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Excel Pro Tip: Conditional Formatting

April 11, 2018
This series — Excel Pro Tips — covers some of the best formulas, tables, conditional formatting, and other processes to help users manage their record keeping more efficiently. This week it looks at conditional formatting,which can change the formatting of cells to provide fast visual cues to potential discrepancies.

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