Annie’s Project Education for Farm
Women to begin February 16, 2016
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[December 12, 2015]
- Today’s agricultural climate is becoming more challenging and
complex. Market volatility, production risk, debt and legal
uncertainty are just a few of the issues surrounding farmers and
Women’s roles on farm operations have changed drastically over
the past several decades. More women are taking active roles, and
one out of every seven farms is now managed by a woman. Annie’s
Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening farm
women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise.
Annie’s Project and University of Illinois Extension are joining
forces to present a six-session farm management course for farm
women starting February, 2016.
This course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women
together to learn from experts in the field. Through the use of
innovative technology, participants will learn about business plans,
marketing, farm leases, insurances, estate planning, property titles
and financial management from the nation’s top agricultural
The program will also introduce and connect the participants to
local professionals who can assist them long after the program has
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This unique program will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and
will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening for three weeks from 6
to 9 p.m. at the Logan County U of I Extension office, 980 N.
Postville Dr., Lincoln, IL. The final session will be held March 3.
The course fee is $50.00 and includes a program binder, class
handouts, resources and 18 hours of instruction.
Pre-register is required by 2/1/16 by contacting Amy Hyde
at the Logan County Extension Office at 217-732-8289 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . You
may also register online at
[Amy Hyde, Logan County University of