Annie was a woman who grew up in a small farm community with a goal to marry a farmer and she did. She spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. Together they did great things, but it wasn't easy. Annies Project takes her experiences and shares them with women living and working in a complex business.
Annie's Project is a six-week series sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Blount County office. The target audience is women with a passion for agribusiness and involvement. Participants will learn about resources available to them and will discuss topics of importance to their future in agribusiness.
Regional Extension Agent Ruth Brock will facilitate the class each week. "Each session is hands-on, not just lectures," she says. The sessions will be taught by agribusiness professions and will help women learn better management skills in a comfortable setting. The series also helps women build local networks.
Participants will receive training for managing information in the areas of marketing, environmental considerations, high tunnel farming, human resources, financial recordkeeping, business planning, good agricultural practices (GAP), risk management, value added, women and money and more.
The sessions will run Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Sept. 17, 24, and Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Frank J. Building at 415 Fifth Ave., E., in Oneonta, AL . A light meal will be provided at each session.
Cost of the series is $50 per person. Enrollment is limited, so interested participants are asked to register by Sept. 3. To register online, visit: http://www.aces.edu/go/398. Interested participants can also complete a form and enclose a registration fee payable to Auburn University and mail or take to: Blount County Extension Office, 415 Fifth Ave., E, Suite A, Oneonta, AL 35121.
For more information or questions , call the Blount County Extension Office at (205) 274-2129 or Ruth Brock at (205) 612-4066. You can also reach Ms. Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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