Agriculture producers who use a computer to keep financial records may be interested in sharpening their skills at a Quicken accounting software workshop presented by the Woodward County OSU Extension Office.

The workshop is set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on  Jan. 25 at the Woodward County Fairgrounds.  A reservation and fee are required to participate, which can be taken care of in advance or at the door.

OSU Extension Ag Educator Dana Bay will present the program.

“Quicken is one of the most versatile and adaptable accounting programs available to agriculture users,” Bay said in a release.

However, Bay was not in the office on Friday for additional comments.

The News spoke instead with Dr. Damona Doye, Extension economist and regents professor in the Agriculture Economics Department at OSU in Stillwater.

Doye said the seminars are being held now at the beginning of the year in large part to help producers with tax matters.

However, she said in general, “a lot can be learned (using Quicken) to make farming operations better," Doye said.

She said all producers, whether they raise animals, crops, or both, can benefit from the Quicken seminar.

Doye said attendees won’t have to bring their laptops to the sessions.

“We’ll have portable computers which will include all the necessary software,” she said.

A workbook and CD will also be provided to participants.

For more information and to make reservations for the workshop in Woodward, contact Bay at (580) 254-3391.

In advance of the Woodward session, the Quicken workshop will also be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Arnett fire station in Ellis County, and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Harper County Fairgrounds in Buffalo.   To make reservations for the Ellis County workshop contact Justin Barr at (580) 885-7775 and for the Harper County Workshop, contact Darrell McBee at (580) 735-2252.

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