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Risk management for farm women starts Feb. 2

By Staff | Jan 23, 2012

Northwest Iowa farm woman with a passion for business and who want to learn how to manage risk in their operations can register for Iowa State University Extension’s Annie’s Project, which starts Feb. 2.

The event will be held for women in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon and Osceola counties.

The course is designed to empower women to be better business partners and owners.

Farm women will learn how to build networks and manage and organize critical information.

During this six-session course, women will develop management and decision-making skills for their farms.

Sessions include brief presentations and extended discussions with women agriculture professionals, topics of importance to their future in agribusiness, plus finding the resources available to help them achieve success.

Annie’s Project meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Sioux Center Public Library, meeting room B on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1 and March 8.

The cost is $75 per person. Participants receive software programs, handouts and an Annie’s Project portfolio.

Course size is limited to 30 people. Pre-registration is due by Jan. 27. Annie’s Project is being funded by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

For more information or to register for the program, call the Lyon County Extension office at (712) 472-2576 or register online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/lyon or email Kaye Strohbehn at kestroh@iastate.edu.

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