Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Women

Soon 2012 will be in the books and with the New Year approaching, what a better time to set resolutions for your business!  Developing management and decision-making skills for farms and ranches is becoming more important than ever before. Today’s volatile agricultural markets can increase your risk if not managed properly. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is offering a program to address these issues.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and computer training to use spreadsheets. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie was a woman who grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois. Her goal was to marry a farmer and she did. Annie spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. Together they did great things, but it wasn’t easy. Annie’s Project was developed to take her experiences and share it with farm women living and working in a complex business

This course will be offered in Geneva, NE at the Fillmore County Extension Office from 6-9:00 p.m. on the following days: January 16, 23, & 30 and February 6, 20 and 27. This program has a $75 registration fee which covers all program materials and a light meal each night.   To facilitate discussion, enrollment is limited to the first 12 participants; pre-registration is due January 11, 2013. For more information, please contact me at or (402)759-3712.

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