ALBANY CO., N.Y. — There are still places left to participate in Annie’s Project, a discussion based workshop bringing farm women together from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.
Creating a strategic plan to make sure a farm operates as a productive business can be challenging. Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition in a six-session course offered by the CCE Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program (CAAHP) and CCE-Albany County. The “Annie’s Project” program, is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.
Annie’s Project is a national program dedicated to “empowering farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information”.
The cost is $100 per person, which includes a workbook with fact sheets, hands-on activities, and presentations and a discussion on resources available to farm businesses. The course will start each week at 6:00 p.m. following a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. Course size is limited, so please register soon.
Farm women will learn about business, human resource and risk management, financial statements, estate, retirement and succession planning from Extension Educators and area professionals. In addition to brief presentations, there will be discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for family members to complete at home.
“We’re happy to be a partner in bringing this valuable program Eastern NY,” Sandy Buxton, Sr. Resource Educator with CAAHP, “This farm business course is an opportunity for farm women to meet with others who share similar issues and concerns. We limit the size of the class to make it comfortable for everyone to speak up and get questions answered.”
Farm women may register online at: https://tinyurl.com/AnniesProj You may also register by contacting Tove Ford at 518-765-3518 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Sandy Buxton at 518-380-1498 or email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County