Computer Classes For Farm Businesses

Computers are an important tool for farm business management. The University of Maryland Extension will be offering a series of computer classes focused on farm use. Learn how to manage your files, operate windows software, protect your computer, develop spreadsheets and use QuickBooks. Classes will be held at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. Class sizes are limited so please register sdill@umd.edu or 410-822-1244. The cost of each class is $20.00.

If you need special assistance, please register 1 week ahead of time. This course is open to anyone interested in learning more about computers for their farm business.

Using Computers for Your Farm – November 23, 9am-noon
Chesapeake College, Higher Education Center HEC 20
Are you utilizing your computer for all your farm needs? This 3 hour training will teach you how to manage your files, set up folders, back up important files, look at software that may be beneficial to your farming operation and much more. Each attendee will have their own computer, so this will be hands on workshop.

QuickBooks for Farm Businesses – December 16, 9am – noon
Chesapeake College, Economic Development Center EDC 26
Everyday tasks just got more efficient. QuickBooks can quickly organize your business finances and show you exactly where you stand. Instantly create invoices, track payments, manage expenses, and access information. Quickly locate any account, report, or invoice with just a keyword. Complete transactions faster with convenient access to your customer’s or vendor’s balance and transaction history.

Excel Spreadsheets for Farm Businesses – December 16, 1pm-4pm
Chesapeake College, Economic Development Center EDC 26
Spreadsheets are a great tool for farm businesses. They help with recordkeeping, budgeting and organizing data. This workshop will provide hands on applications of Microsoft Excel 2007. Topics will include navigating the software, setting up a spreadsheet and inserting formulas and calculations. Participants will practice with laptops and spreadsheet templates.

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