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Program focuses on Women in Agriculture

Registration is open for classes in June, July

May 19, 2013
Messenger News

Women managing their own farming operations now have the chance to connect with other women through a course designed to empower them to take control of their operations through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The class, consisting of six three-hour sessions, will teach women about financial management, marketing, human resources, dealing with the public and computer technology. Classes meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 4, 6 , 11, 18, 25 and July 2 in Room 108 of the Career Education Building at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

"Typically, there is a low percentage of women participants in agriculture programs offered through ISU Extension and Outreach," said Mary Jo Wagner, an Extension program coordinator. "Women have a unique learning need, and they need to have programs designed to meet their learning profile. That's why I'm excited to have the 'Annie's Project' coming to our area."

Registration is $75 per person. Space is limited so preregistration is advised. A brochure can be found at tinyurl.com/anniesproject-FD. For more information about Annie's Project, contact the Webster County Extension office at 576-2119.

 
 

 

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