Annie's Project to Empower Farm and Ranch Women in Business

March 16, 2015

Nebraska Extension is excited to offer Annie's Project in Scottsbluff this April and May. Annie's Project empowers farm and ranch women to be better business partners and operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

The six-week course is designed especially for farm and ranch women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their operations. Sessions include presentations by industry experts, hands-on learning projects, and discussions focused on the participants' questions. Annie's Project gives farm and ranch women the opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie's Project will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, and May 12. Topics include communication styles; interpreting financial statements; developing marketing plans; using production data; and estate planning.

Jessica Johnson, Nebraska Extension Educator, said she is grateful to  the members of the Annie's Project Steering Committee for their time and guidance. Members include Paul Burgener, Vanessa McGuire, Kelly Downer, Michael Relka, and Courtney Schuler.  

The cost is $75 per person. Participants will receive handouts, an Annie's Project portfolio, and a light dinner at each meeting. Course size is limited. Pre-registration is due by March 31. Annie's Project is being funded by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency and by support from Farm Credit Services of America. 

For more information and to register, call Jessica Johnson at 308-632-1247, jjohnson@unl.edu.

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