Annie’s Project – Farm Management for Women
Women have always played a large role in agriculture. They drive tractors and combines, haul grain, cook supper, and take care of their families. Women are becoming more involved in the business operations of the farm. Annie’s Project provides women with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make informed risk management decisions regarding their farm business operations. University of Missouri Extension will offer Annie’s Project, an educational program created specifically for farm women, beginning Wednesday, November 4 in LaPlata, MO.
The program meets for six evening sessions and covers topics like risk management, estate planning, leases, record keeping software, ownership of property, insurance, financial statements, spreadsheets, writing a business plan, communication issues, personality traits, and marketing. The course is taught by University of Missouri Extension specialists and includes guest speakers.
This program enables farm women to become better managers, and in turn, increase the viability of their farming operation. It also gives farm women an opportunity to network and interact with other women involved in agriculture. Farm women find answers, strength, and friendship, in Annie’s Project.
The deadline to enroll is Monday, November 2. The course is targeted towards farm women, women landowners and new farmers. The course includes six evening sessions and meets Wednesday evenings, November 4, 11, and 18 and December 2, 9, and 16th. The location is the LaPlata High School Vo Ag Room, 201 W. Moore St, LaPlata, MO.