Agriculture Business Program Offered for Farm Women

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Agriculture Business Program Offered for Farm Women

WEST DES MOINES — Annie’s Project, a six-week course designed to help farm women develop their management and decision-making skills, is being offered in partnership by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas and Warren County.

The program will be held at the DMACC West Campus located at 5959 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines on Mondays, February 8-March 28 (no class March 14) from 6 to 9 p.m. with a light meal served at 5:30 p.m.

Annie’s Project covers five areas of agricultural risk management: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. At the end of the six weeks, participants will know more about financial ratios, working with lenders, human resource management, legal issues, estate planning, marketing plans, farmland leasing, crop insurance, production decision tools and more.

“Our goal is to provide a program that is of great interest and value. Each session includes presentations, discussions, hands-on activities and computer skills training,” said ISU Farm Management Specialist Steve Johnson.

“In addition, guest speakers share their personal experiences and knowledge to help women become better business partners and owners.

Registration cost is $75 and can be completed online at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag. For more information contact ISU Extension Executive Director in Warren County, Cortney Garrington at cortneyg@iastate.edu or (515) 961-6237.