Women involved in agriculture wanted, Annie’s Project held in Aberdeen

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is hosting its next Annie’s Project in Aberdeen beginning June 19.

“If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you,” said Shannon Sand, SDSU Extension livestock business management field specialist. “Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women.”

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.

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.

Pre-registration ends June 17

Classes meet once a week beginning June 19 at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen (13 Second Ave. SE, Aberdeen). The classes continue June 26, July 3, 10, 17, and 24. Each session will run from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m.

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. To register, visit http://igrow.org/events/annies-project-aberdeen/.

For more information contact Shannon Sand at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen, 605-626-2870. Pre-registration is due by June 17. Class space is limited.