NDSU Extension - Dickey County


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Attention Farm and Ranch Women

Aimee Ellinger, 4H/Youth Development and FCW Agent


     Calling all Farm Women! Do you want to gain a better understanding of crop and livestock marketing, cash flow projections/statements, FSA, NRCS, SCD programs, succession planning, farm families and crop insurance, land rents, business plans and farm financial documentation? With the Annie’s Project program you can get all these questions answered and so much more!  Join the women of Dickey County’s NDSU Extension office for a six-week workshop. There's plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with your presenters and fellow participants. The program is a fun way to learn, grow and meet other farm/ranch women.  We want farm women with a passion for business and involvement to join us!
     Annie’s Project is an educational workshop dedicated to helping women strengthen their roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises. The program was launched by University of Illinois Extension Educator, Ruth Hambleton in 2003.  Annie’s Project is a tribute to Ruth’s mother, Annette Kohlhagen Fleck.  Annette spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. She did this by being an involved business partner in networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Annie’s Project is dedicated to taking Annette’s experiences and sharing them with women living on farms and ranches.
     The six educational sessions of the course include topics from the five risk areas. Financial Risk, Human Resource Risk, Legal Risk, Market Risk and Production Risk. The material is tailored to fit the needs of the county in which the program is being hosted. Dickey County hosted an Annie’s Project in 2003.  Annie’s alumnus and Fullerton resident Wanda Sheppard was a member of the 2003 class. “Annie’s Project helped me to better understand the workings of the farm in current times.  Having grown up on the farm, it helped me to see how things had changed.”
     Dickey County’s Annie’s Project will be held at the Oakes City Hall. The workshop will consist of six, three-hour long sessions. The dates are set for April 3rd, 10th, 18th, 24th and May 1st, 8th from 5:30-9:00 pm each night.  The program fee is $125 that covers the cost of materials, quick book program and meals for each night. Registration required by March 21. Please contact the Extension office is you have questions or would like to register. Call at 701-349-3249 ext. 2 or e-mail aimee.ellinger@ndsu.edu  or breana.s.kiser.3@ndsu.edu .
     For more information on the Annie’s Project visit https://www.anniesproject.org/ .

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