Annie’s Project, a six-week course designed to help farm women develop management and decision-making skills, is being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Marshall County.
Online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag or at the Marshall County Extension office. Classes will be held at the Marshall County Extension Office at 2608 S. Second St., Marshalltown on Tuesdays, beginning March 22. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A light meal will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $75.
Farm women participating in Annie’s Project courses become better business partners and owners by learning to manage and organize critical information for their farms, while establishing networks with other farm women and agriculture business professionals.
According to ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialist, Patrick Hatting, Annie’s Project covers five areas of agricultural risk management: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production.
“Our goal is to provide a program that is of great interest and value. Each session includes presentations, discussions and hands-on activities,” Hatting said. “In addition, guest speakers share their personal experiences and knowledge to help women become better business partners and owners.”
For more information, contact Chelsea Llewellyn at 641-752-1551, or e-mail email@example.com. Register online at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag.