19 U Of I Extension Offices Throughout Illinois Are Offering An Annie’s Project Workshop Beginning February 16, 2016

   19 U of I Ex tension Offices throughout Illinois are offering an Annie’s Project Workshop beginning February 16, 2016
Today’s agricultural climate is becoming more challenging and complex. Market volatility, production risk, debt and legal uncertainty are just a few of the issues surrounding farmers and ranchers today. Women’s roles on farm operations have changed drastically over the past several decades. More women are taking active roles, and one out of every seven farms is now managed by a woman. Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening farm women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise.
   Annie’s Project and University of Illinois Extension are joining forces to present a six-session farm management course for farm women starting February, 2016. This course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in the field. Through the use of innovative technology, participants will learn about business plans, marketing, farm leases, insurances, estate planning, property titles and financial management from the nation’s top agricultural professionals. The program will also introduce and connect the participants to local professionals who can assist them long after the program has ended.
   This unique program will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at nineteen locations throughout Illinois, and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening for three weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. The final session will be held March 3. The course fee is $50.00 and includes a program binder, class handouts, resources and 18 hours of instruction. To locate a participating Extension Office closest to your location, and to register for the workshop: http://www.anniesproject.org/upcoming-classes/illinois/   
   Please pre-register by January 31, 2016.
   Questions can be directed to Laurie George, Univ of Il Extension  (618) 242-0780 or at  ljgeorge@illinois.edu . ∆
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