CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.
Annie’s Project is a six-week course that is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. There’s plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants. It’s a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other farm women.
Whether new or experienced, understanding the five areas of agricultural risk, knowing how to analyze agricultural spreadsheets and other necessary skills are vital. Learning them in a friendly environment where questions and discussion are welcomed, allow the learning process to flourish.
Annie’s Project courses have successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states. The next one in your area begins on February 25 in Danville, Ind. This program is being co-hosted by Purdue Extension in Hendricks County and Purdue Extension in Putnam County; therefore, classes will switch location throughout the course. A schedule of topics and meeting locations is attached to this email.
The cost for the course is $75 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. Course size is limited, so please register soon.
Linda, an Annie’s Project alumna says, “I took the class to gain a better understanding about agribusiness and how financial decisions impact our farm operation. I have a better understanding of balance sheets and the futures market…this class has improved communication with my spouse on concerns he works with on a daily basis.”
For more information contact Jenna Nees, Purdue Extension Educator and Adult Education Coordinator with the Putnam Co. SWCD at 765-653-8411 or firstname.lastname@example.org Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.
— Purdue Extension