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Ladies of Macon County, join us for Annie's Project in January!

Annie’s Project is a three session intensive agri-business series for women with a passion for business and involvement, and a desire to increase knowledge and skills. The program is named for Annie, a woman who grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois. Her goal was to marry a farmer, which she did. Annie spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. Together they did great things, but it was not easy. Annie’s Project takes her experiences and shares it with farm women living and working in a complex business.


Conducted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the series helps empower women to manage information systems and to build local networks. Participants will also learn about resources available to them and will discuss topics of importance to their future in agribusiness.


Regional Extension Agent Ruth Brock will conduct the class on Thursdays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Macon County Extension office. Lunch is included. The Extension office is located at 207 Main Street in Tuskegee.


“Sessions are on various agribusiness-related topics including: marketing, business plans, insurance, financial records, communications and much more,” said Brock.


“The sessions are interactive and the ladies learn from each other as well as the Extension educator. By the end of the three sessions, a strong work and support network is usually formed amongst the women attending,” Brock added.


Pre-registration is required. Interested participants may register online at There is a $50 registration fee. Enrollment is limited, so register by Jan. 12.


For more information, contact Ruth Brock at or (205) 612-4066.