Annie’s Project in Maryland and Delaware: Risk Management Education for Farm Women

About Annie’s Project
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. This is Annie’s Project – to take her experiences and share them with farm women living and working in a complex business.

Objectives
Annie’s project is designed to empower farm women to manage information systems used in critical decision-making processes and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farm women with a passion for business and involvement in the farm operation.

Project Topics cover the five areas of Risk Management: Production, Market, Financial, Legal Risk, Human Resources.

This includes topics such as estate planning, farm insurance, crop insurance, marketing, business planning, two evenings in the computer lab using Excel and QuickBooks and much more!

Dates
Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.

01/27/10 02/24/10
02/03/10 03/03/10
02/10/10 03/10/10
02/17/10 03/17/10

Locations
● Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Annapolis, MD
● Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD
● Cecil County Extension Office, Elkton, MD
● Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD
● Garret College, McHenry, MD
● New Castle County Extension Office, Newark, DE
● SMECO Auditorium, Hughesville, MD
● Carvel Research & Education Center, Georgetown, DE
● Washington County Extension Office, Boonsboro, MD

For registration information contact Jenny Rhodes jrhodes@umd.edu (410) 758-0166 or Shannon Dill sdill@umd.edu (410) 822-1244. Or check the website at www.anniesproject.umd.edu.

Funding for this project was provided by the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.

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