The University of Missouri Extension Office in Lafayette County is hosting a training class on Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet program in May.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chris Perkins talk with Agricultural Business Specialist Whitney Wiegel about the class.

Whitney Wiegel


MU Extension to hold Microsoft Excel training

The old saying goes, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  In order to efficiently manage resources (money, energy, time, etc.), business managers need to measure and record information about their finances, operations, and activities.  One popular computer-based tool used to measure and manage resources is Microsoft Excel.  In order to teach business managers and employees how they can use Excel to manage information more effectively, Whitney Wiegel, Ag Business Specialist with MU Extension in Lafayette County, will be offering a one-day Excel training course on May 5th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the lafayette County Extension Center in Higginsville.  The training being sponsored by MU Extension, Higginsville Chamber of Commerce, and UCM Small Business and Technology Development Center is designed for beginner and intermediate users of Excel.  During the training, participants will learn how to format spreadsheets, create formulas, use automatic functions, create graphs and charts, and print spreadsheet reports.  Workshop participants will have access to Excel software during the training so that they will be able to see add practice computing concepts as the concepts are taught.

For more information about the training or to register, call the Lafayette County Extension Center at (660) 584-3658 or e-mail [email protected]  There is a modest fee for this training.  Class size is limited to 12 people, and there is a minimum class size of 6.  Please register by May 2nd.