BROOME CO., N.Y. — Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.
ANNIE’S PROJECT: Risk Management for Farm Women
Thursdays, January 23rd-February 27th
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County/Agricultural Development Center
Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming, or agri-business, or part of the food system for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.
Annie’s Project provides education in production, price or market, financial, institutional and legal, and human and personal risk. At the end of six weeks, participants will —
- Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners
- Determine coverage levels for health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance
- Put family living expenses together with other costs of doing business on the farm
- Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decisions
- Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications
- Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tools
- Consider available Marketing Opportunities
- Review Farm Service Agency deadlines and implications
- Review Natural Resource Conservation Service deadlines and implications
The cost is $75 for the series and includes a padfolio, copies of all presentations and worksheets, access to financial and legal advice, and support from a variety of community partners. The series will take place on Thursdays, January 23rd through February 27th, 9:30am-1:30pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County. This session we are giving special preference (and the fee will be waived) for women veterans interested in getting into agriculture.
Online registration can be accessed at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/winter2020anniesproject_203. Questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo at (607) 584-5007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
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