Ag women wanted in Eagle Butte

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host Annie’s Project in Eagle Butte beginning Oct. 7, 2015. Class registration is due by Oct. 2.

“If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you,” said Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

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, Salverson said you are a perfect candidate for Annie’s Project. “Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women,” she said.

During the 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.

Class schedule

Classes meet once a week beginning October 7, 2015 in Eagle Butte at the Tribal Wellness Center. The classes continue October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 and 12. Each session will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session. Registration scholarships are available for tribal members from Intertribal Ag Council once you complete the course

For more information and to register, contact Robin Salverson at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Lemmon, 605-374-4177. Class space is limited.