Bookkeeping Tools for Farmers

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $89,443.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2023
Grant Recipient: Kansas State University
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Cary Rivard
Kansas State University
The following topics were covered by Julia Shanks: Overview of Quickbooks and Excel, best options for small/diversified growers or urban growers, helpful hints, pros and cons, and resources. Julia Shanks works with food and agricultural entrepreneurs to help them achieve and maintain financial sustainability. Drawing on her experiences as a chef, entrepreneur and accounting professor, Shanks gives her clients the tools they need to launch, stabilize and grow their ventures — whether it's a business plan, financial projections or bookkeeping system. She is the author of two books: "The Farmer's Office: Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business" and "The Farmers Market Cookbook."
Julia Shanks, Food Consulting
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This product is associated with the project "Capacity Building in Urban Food Systems in the North Central Region"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.