Recordkeeping may be one of the most important steps one can take to manage a business. Agricultural operations can be complex, and efficient records can help make sense of it all. With good records, producers find they can make more sound business decisions, are more credit-worthy and experience less unknowns.
Use the tools below to:
- Discover the use of Excel to keep records and analyze data
- Learn how to use QuickBooks for agriculture
Excel for Agriculture
Listen to a series of video tutorials on the use of Excel for agriculture. Dr. Alex White of Virginia Tech shows just how easy it is to get started and to begin to see the benefits. The 4-part tutorial series covers:
- Bringing Your Records to Life
- Using Your Financial Records
- Spreadsheets 101
- Spreadsheets 102
- Video Handouts
- Sample Spreadsheets
Feel free to use the sample spreadsheets as is or edit to meet the needs of your operation. To view the different spreadsheets, click on the tabs at the bottom.
Click here for sample spreadsheets.
QuickBooks for Agriculture
View the following video tutorials covering the use of QuickBooks for agriculture. Rob Goodling of Penn State Extension provides an overview of the different parts of QuickBooks and how best to set it up for agriculture recordkeeping.
*Please note. Tutorial content was recorded August 2020. We have reviewed the content for accuracy, however, some software updates may have occurred. Please refer to QuickBooks online for the most current software products and updates.
- Additional Spreadsheet Templates
Feel free to utilize the following spreadsheet templates provided by Penn State Extension.