Sow It and Reap
Doug and Nancy Rupp farm 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in northwest Ohio, near Stryker. The Rupps are progressive farm family operators who use marketing strategies, technology and teamwork to attain the on-going success of their farming enterprise.
While Doug farms full time now, he taught business and free enterprise classes for 30 years at the local high school and community college and also ran a painting contracting business, all the while building his farming operation. At one point in his teaching career, Doug also coached the high school wrestling team.
Nancy was a teacher and guidance counselor for 39 years, and continues to work in the Pettisville, Ohio, school system part-time. In addition, she manages the farm finances.
In this blog, Nancy will chronicle their experiences as one of the Ultimate Farm Quest case study families.
Tackling New Financial Software
Nov 19, 2010
I just completed two training sessions for Quickbooks. Leaving session two I felt totally overwhelmed!
However, I do realize that I need not use all the "bells and whistles." There is a training CD included in the packet and guidebook that I plan on viewing multiple times before starting to set up my own account.
Doug and I have a new granddaughter, Ellie Grace. We are excited about spending Christmas with her and her big brother, Titus.
Rain is predicted today, and we certainly need it. We are in the process of planting about 30 blue spruce trees around the pond and fertilizer tanks. If we get much rain, we may need to wait a week or so. Once we get them settled in the ground, I am praying for a good soaker!