Annie's Project

Farm management education for women in Iowa

Annie's Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise. The courses foster problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women

Courses are offered through a network of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educators, including farm management specialists, value added agriculture specialists, and county staff that have received Annie's Project curriculum training.

 

Upcoming classes

Annie's Project classes are offered throughout the year. Visit the class location page for more details and to register. Advance registration is required to attend any Annie's Project class. Check back throughout the year as more classes are added.

Status Start date Host county Location(s)
Annie's Project: Farm Business Management
February 3, 2015 Plymouth Akron, Iowa
February 5, 2015 Harrison Logan, Iowa
February 5, 2015 Cerro Gordo Mason City, Iowa
February 16, 2015 Jasper Sully, Iowa
February 17, 2015 Ida Ida Grove, Iowa
March 5, 2015 Winnebago Forest City, Iowa
March 16, 2015 Emmet Armstrong, Iowa
Value Added Ag Annie's Project: Farm Business Planning
February 19, 2015 Story Ames, Iowa
Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning
March 19, 2015 Jefferson Fairfield, Iowa
Heartbeat of the Farm: Human Resource Management
March 5, 2015 Winneshiek Calmar, Iowa
April 7, 2015 Sioux Orange City, Iowa

 

Course descriptions

Additional course details and objectives available on class location pages. (listed above)

Annie's Project: Farm Business Management

Focus is on five areas of risk management: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. Course may be geared towards commodity or value added/niche production, or a combination, depending on needs of specific location. 18 contact hours = six, three-hour classes

Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning

Focus on business, estate, retirement and succession planning for agriculture operations. 15 contact hours = five, three-hour classes

Heartbeat of the Farm: Human Resource Management

Focus on employee supply, recruitment and law; family and business communications; employee supervision and retention; health, stress and well-being. 12 contact hours = four, three-hour classes

Learn more

Keep up to date on course announcements and join in the discussion with other Annie's Project students on our Facebook page. Interested in learning more about Annie's Project, the history and the people behind the program? Visit Annie's Project national web page for more details. Watch Annie's Project participants share what the courses mean to them and how they've used the information.

For more information about Annie's Project in Iowa contact Madeline Schultz, state coordinator, at (515) 294-0588 or schultz@iastate.edu or Lani McKinney, (515) 294-2136 or lanim@iastate.edu

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