Program is for farm women, land owners

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

Farm women and women who own farmland may now enroll in Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women for the Kewanee located at Black Hawk East College’s Community Education Center in Kewanee on East Third Street.

Extension and Farm Bureaus in Henry and Stark counties will be offering this five session course on Aug. 24, 26 and 31, and Sept. 2 and 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Annie’s Project is a series of educational programs for farm women learning about farm management and improving their overall management skills. Women are taught the basics of managing money, setting up farm leases, basic grain marketing, deciding legal issues and insurance, and putting together a business plan that includes financial documents like balance sheets, income statements, and cash flows.

Cost is $50, which includes all five sessions, materials and presentation. Registration deadline is Aug. 10.

For further information and a proposed agenda for each session, call the Henry-Stark Extension office at 853-1533 and ask for Jeff West, or contact your local Farm Bureau office in Stark or Henry County.