Annie’s Project is for farm women

Annie’s Project, a six-week course designed to help farm women develop their management and decision-making skills, is being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Webster County. Online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag or at the Webster County Extension office.

Classes will be held at Webster County Extension Office, 217 S. 25th St., Suite C-12, Fort Dodge, on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 15 and continuing Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. 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 own farms, while establishing networks with other farm women and agriculture business professionals.

According to a 2012 survey conducted by Iowa State Extension and Outreach, 47 percent of Iowa’s farmland is owned by women. Annie’s Project supports these women by providing an agricultural business education program that empowers farm women who want to be more knowledgeable about their agricultural enterprises.

For more information, contact Linda Cline at 576-2119, or e-mail lcline@iastate.edu. Register online at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag by Jan. 8.

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