Wanted: Women involved in agriculture

News
Jan 31, 2014
by WLJ

If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you.

Have you ever asked a farm/ranch management question and not understood the answer? Have you ever signed papers at the bank or FSA and not really understood what they were for?

Have you been thinking about if you have enough insurance or an estate plan? Have you wished you knew more about marketing your cattle or crops?

If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions then you are a perfect candidate for Annie’s Project.

“Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ ranch management information and building networks among women,” said Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist.

Over a six week period, women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning, expand marketing knowledge—all while having fun in a supportive learning environment.

Classes meet once a week beginning Feb. 10 at the community center in the Ulloyt Building in Clark, SD. The classes continue Feb. 17, 24, and March 3, 10, and 17. Each session will run from 6-9 p.m.

The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session.

For more information contact Dillivan at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen, 605/626-2870. Pre-registration is due by Feb. 5. Class space is limited. — WLJ

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