Annie’s Project seminar set for June 15 in Eagle Butte

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 asked a farm/ranch management question and not understood 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.

Salverson 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,” she said.

Classes meet once a week beginning June 15 in Eagle Butte at the Tribal Wellness Center (Highway 212, Eagle Butte). The classes continue June 22, 29, and July 6, 20 and 23. Each session will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration deadline is June 10, 2015. Pre-registration is due by June 10. Class space is limited. The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session. Registration cost will be reduced based on the amount of local sponsorship received.

For more information, contact Salverson at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Lemmon, 605-374-4177.