Extension Service offers program to help women farmers
Annies Project, a six-week program that helps farm women become better business partners in their farm or ranch operation, will be held for the seventh year throughout North Dakota.
The 2013 program will start the week of Jan. 21 at six locations: Grand Forks, Fargo, Linton, Mandan, Watford City and Elgin.
The NDSU Extension Service project gives women the skills and confidence to become more actively involved in their businesses decision-making process. The program will be delivered to all sites by a combination of interactive television and local presenters. The program will provide comprehensive information on key farm management topics such as:
- How bankers make loan decisions
- Tracking expenses and income for businesses and families
- Mastering spreadsheets
- Land rental agreements
- Retirement, farm transfer and estate planning
- Grain and livestock marketing
- Insurance needs, including crop insurance
- Personnel management
- Business plans, and why and how to develop them
Registration details and more information about the program are available at www.ag.ndsu.edu/anniesproject, by contacting Annies Project state coordinator Willie Huot at 701-780-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or any site facilitators listed on the website. Online registration also is available on the website.
The program is made possible by several statewide sponsors, including the NDSU Extension Service; AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo and Grand Forks; Farm Credit Services of Mandan; Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, Minot; North Dakota Grain Growers and North Dakota Farm Service Agency. Local sponsors at each location also help offset program costs.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.