Still time to sign up for Annie’s Project

Posted August 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Area women involved in farm or related agribusiness operations still have time to get involved in Annie’s Project, a nationally-recognized course designed to educate women on farm management topics.

The six-week program begins on August 23 in Sioux City.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach is offering the program which has been successfully completed by over 10,000 farm women across the US.

The program is designed to assist women to be more effective farm business owners, operators and partners.

“Annie’s Project participants learn about how to manage and organize information critical to the farm business operation,” says Melissa O’Rourke, Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist in northwest Iowa and the lead facilitator for the course.

“Past participants have felt empowered by the management skills and decision-making techniques they develop over the course of the six-week program,” O’Rourke continued. “We’ve seen this experience positively change the farm business operation and lives of the women who get involved in Annie’s Project.”

The program meets on six consecutive Thursday mornings beginning on Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the ISU Design West Center on Historic Fourth Street.

Sessions include brief presentations and extended discussions with women agriculture professionals on topics of importance to the farm business operation, along with assistance on finding available resources to continue development of the farm business.

The cost is $75 per person and includes all materials. Course size is limited to 25 women and pre-registrations are due by Aug. 21. Women from all counties surrounding Sioux City are welcome and encouraged to enroll.

Call the Woodbury County Extension Office at 712-276-2157 to register.

Six-week program starts Aug. 23 in Sioux City

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