Annie’s Projects helps farm women

Annie’s Project, a six-week course designed to help farm women develop their management and decision-making skills, was offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Webster County this winter. Twenty-one women from around the region completed the course which was the 100th in Iowa since its origination. 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. Pictured in front from left are Madeline Schultz, ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Program manager; Kellie Blair, Maddi Heun, LeAnn Lawler, Jennifer Carlson, Ann Bloomquist and Donna Weiss. In the middle row from left are Linda Cline, Webster County Extension and Outreach Program coordinator, Trena Anderson, Sandra Fiala, Jill Nelson, Laura Horan, Nichole Ose, Amy Carlson-Hammen, Meg Thompson and Jerry Chizek, ISU Extension and Outreach Region 7 director In the back row from left are Tonya Reynolds, Sarah Jo Reynolds, Katie Kauffman, Diane Chalstrom, Amanda Steier, Jenny Rasmussen, Angela Riedesel, and Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist.