Are you a farm woman with a passion for business and involvement? Do you want to learn how to manage risk in your farming operation? Iowa State University Extension along with local sponsors is offering a six week course this winter designed to empower women to be better business partners and owners. The course is called Annie's Project and it's offered in several areas of Iowa.
Women participating in this series of meetings build networks and learn how to manage and organize critical information during this six session course.
The course to be offered at Ralston in west central Iowa begins Jan. 12, 2012 and is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension along with West Central Co-op and Carroll County State Bank. Annie's Project in Ralston begins Thursday, Jan. 12 and continues through Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the West Central meeting room located at 406 First Street in Ralston. All participants are invited to come early to have supper together; the meal begins at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 is scheduled as a tentative snow/weather make-up date.
It's a six-week course to help women better manage their farms
Participants in this class will receive training in managing all five areas of agricultural risk: (1) financial, (2) human resources, (3) legal, (4) marketing and (5) production. The cost of the course is $75. Register online at www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/annie/quickregister.html or register by phone by calling Madeline Schultz at 515-294-0588, or Lani McKinney at 515-294-9483.
Ruth Hambelton, a University of Illinois Extension farm business and marketing specialist, designed Annie's Program to share her mother's life experiences with today's farm women living and working in a complex, dynamic, evolving business environment. Since 2003, Annie's Project has inspired more than 7,000 women in 28 states to manage the information used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks with other farm women and service providers.
Annie's project is coming to town; check to find closest location to you
The next course in central Iowa will be February 7 to March 13, 2012 in West Des Moines.