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.
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|
|Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning|
|Heartbeat of the Farm: Human Resource Management|
|May 5, 2015||Carroll||Carroll County Extension ofice, Carroll, Iowa|
|June 1, 2015||Poweshiek||Drake Community Library, Grinnell, Iowa|
|Women Marketing Grain|
|June 4, 2015||Warren||DMACC West Campus, West Des Moines, Iowa|
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
Women Marketing Grain
Focus on managing price risk using tools like forward contracts, futures and options contracts, alternative marketing contracts, and crop insurance. 9 contact hours = three, three-hour classes
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.