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By Staff | Mar 7, 2014

I am very excited to announce that Annie’s Project will be offered in Graettinger this spring!

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed to empower women to be better business partners and owners. In this program, farm women organize critical information and develop management and decision making skills for the farm businesses in which they are partners. Participants learn how to find resources available to help their farm businesses achieve success. Sessions are taught and moderated by women agribusiness professionals. Topics focus on the key risk management areas in farming to include production, marketing, financial, legal and human resources.

This is a great program for any woman who wants to learn more about farm management while networking with other farm women.

Annie’s Project starts on March 17 at River Valley/Starnet in Graettinger and meets on consecutive Mondays through April 20. A light meal is served at 5:30 pm and the program is from 6 to 9 pm. Enrollment is limited to 25 women and the deadline to register is March 10. The program fee for each participant is $75 which offsets the cost of the program.

Registration can be done online at www.aep.iastate.edu/annie or you can contact me at (712) 362-3434 if you have any questions about this program.

Extension Week will be celebrated March 23-29. During this week we will be thanking our local partners and supporters and celebrating all that we can accomplish together! We deliver our purpose through five program areas which are: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), Community and Economic Development, Human Services, and 4-H Youth Development. .

Through our purpose and partnerships, we provide relevant, needs- driven resources, creating significant impact in the state of Iowa.

n Each year, across the state nearly 1 million people directly benefit from our educational programs.

n 1 in 5 kids were the 4-H clover. More than 105,000 school-age youth participate in Iowa 4-H programs.

n 17,000 Iowans volunteer with us.

n Nearly 1,800 farmers attended our meetings for information about yields, risk of frost damage on late crops, and crop insurance rules. Farmers also accessed our decision tools and factsheets more than 10,000 times.

n We’re here when you need to know. Call one of our 8 hotlines or visit us online 24/7.

n Human sciences education expands potential. Last year Iowans improved their knowledge and skills n health, nutrition, family finance, and family life through more than 100,000 learning opportunities with us.

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