“QuickBooks for Farmers” online course starting October 5th

Image courtesy of AgBiz Assist

Image courtesy of AgBiz Assist

Do you ever wish that your farm’s financial information was better organized and easier to use to make business decisions? If so, then the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project’s new online course, BF 204: QuickBooks for Farmers, might be for you!

This course will teach you the basics of using QuickBooks, a popular accounting software, from a farmer’s perspective. All farmers are welcome to participate, beginning and experienced alike. The only prerequisite is a desire to start using QuickBooks for your farm’s recordkeeping.

The course last six weeks, running from October 5 through November 9, 2015. It involves participating in one weekly webinar each Monday night from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern, plus additional readings and homework assignments.

The cost is $200 per person. Visit the course’s webpage to register and to learn more about the specific topics covered.

Women Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program

Holistic Management International is now accepting applications for its 2013/2014 Women Beginning Farmers & Ranchers program. Eligible applicants include woman from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Texas with less than 10 years farming or ranching experience. This is an intense nine month-long program that includes 60 hours of training. Participants learn both in the classroom and on the land. Since 2009 this program has gradated hundreds of women. Cost for this program is based on a sliding scale of $150-500. Partial and full scholarships are available, and are provided by the USDA/NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. For questions and to learn more contact Ann Adams, HMI’s Director of Community Services.