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Annie's Project Coming to White County

December 19, 2018
Annie's Project

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/ranch 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 was started by Annie, a woman who grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois, whose goal was to marry a farmer, which she did. She then spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. The goal of the project was to take her experiences and share them with farm women living and working in a complex business.

Annie’s Project courses have successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states.  The Purdue Extension Services of White and Jasper Counties are excited to be hosting Annie’s Project right here in White County beginning on January 30th at Tri-County H.S. (11298 W 100 S Wolcott, IN). Concurrent sessions will be held on February 6th, 13th, 27th, and March 6th and 13th, all running from 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST. The course will be taught by a combination of Purdue specialists and local experts. 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.  

For more information or to register please contact the Purdue Extension Office of White County at: 219-984-5115 or awestfal@purdue.edu or the Purdue Extension Office of Jasper County at 219-866-5741 or boverstr@purdue.edu. More information can be found on the Annie’s Project website at www.AnniesProject.org.

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