Women involved in agriculture wanted for Annie’s Project in Lemmon

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you.

Have you ever been asked a farm/ranch management question and did not know the answer? Have you ever signed papers at the bank or FSA and not really understood what they were for? Have you been thinking about if you have enough insurance or an estate plan? Have you wished you knew more about marketing your cattle or crops?

“If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions then you are a perfect candidate for Annie’s Project,” said Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

She explained that Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women.

Over a six-week period women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning, expand marketing knowledge – all while having fun in a supportive learning environment.

Classes meet once a week beginning Nov. 5 in Lemmon at the SDSU Extension Regional Center. The classes continue November 12, 19, 26 and December 3 and 10. Each session will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session. South Dakota Farmer’s Union District 6 will cover tuition for their members or participants that join Farmers Union as new members.

For more information and to register, contact Robin Salverson at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Lemmon, 605-374-4177 or Robin.Salverson@sdstate.edu. Pre-registration is due by October 31. Class space is limited.