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Annie’s Project set for six-week run at DMACC campus

By Staff | Sep 29, 2014

ADEL – The latest report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a powerful trend – the number of women operating farms in the U.S. has nearly tripled in the last 30 years.

Due to this growing population of female roles in agriculture, Anne’s Project was created to support women working in the field.

Annie’s Project, a six-week risk management program for farm and ranch women, will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, starting on Oct. 27 through Dec. 1 at the DMACC West Campus in Des Moines, 5959 Grand Ave., in West Des Moines.

Topics will include crop insurance, legal issues, farm transition planning, grain marketing and risk assessment.

In addition to informational lectures from specialists across the state, participants will complete relevant, hands-on learning and explore resources made available by ISU Extension.

“Taking Annie’s Project helped me get things lined up, focused and turned around,” said Nicole Jonas of Boone. “It made me realize things I needed to be doing or be doing better on Red Granite Farm and helped me focus on it as a real business.”

Annie’s Project in Iowa is made possible by USDA and Farm Credit Services of America and is open to any female interested in ag business. The cost to attend is $75, and includes a light dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Registration can be completed online at www.aep.iastate.edu/annie.

For additional information contact Aleta Cochran at (515) 993-4281.

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