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UT workshops to teach farmers better record-keeping habits

• Dec 5, 2017 at 4:16 PM

In December of this year and March 2018, “Record Keeping for Successful Value-Added Enterprises,” a seven-hour workshop designed to help farmers learn to keep better financial records will be offered on the following dates at several locations across the state: Dec. 12, Martin; Dec. 13, Carthage; Dec. 14, Chattanooga; March 13, Memphis; March 14, Franklin; and March 15, Knoxville.

Participants will be introduced to QuickBooks accounting software and learn about setting up a chart of accounts, items, customers and vendors, entering sales and recording deposits, paying bills and writing checks and creating reports.

The workshop is designed for producers who sell fresh and processed farm products at direct marketing outlets such as farmers markets, on-farm stands, pick-your-own and agritourism operations.

Pre-registration is required, and the workshop will begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. local time. The workshop will end at 4 p.m. The registration fee is $20 per person and lunch is provided. To register online, visit tiny.utk.edu/farmrecords. Information about the workshop is available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa.

This workshop fulfills a TAEP educational requirement in only the following Producer Diversification sectors: Agritourism, Fruits & Vegetables and Value-Added. Contact Pepper with questions about the workshop at hal.pepper@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

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