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Annie's Project

Posted on 01/08/2020
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Annie's Project

Empowering farm women to be better business owners or partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. 

Registration is Required

$75.00 registration fee includes all materials and dinner at each class.  Enrollment is limited to 20 in order to facilitate discussion.  Registration will be accepted on a first-come basis.  Registration deadline is January 31, 2020.  Register online at Eventbrite.

Thursday Evenings from February 13-March 19, 2020

Weld County Extension Office
525 N. 15th Avenue
Greeley, CO

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
Class is from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Farm and Ranch Women are Decision Makers

The decisions made today have a long‐range impact on all businesses.

Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country.

Why Annie's Project?

This six‐week course is a discussion‐based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

There’s plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with your presenters and fellow participants.

It’s a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other Farm and Ranch women.

Annie's Alumnae Speak Out

“I took the class to gain a better under- standing about agribusiness and how financial decisions impact our farm operation. I have a better understanding of balance sheets and the futures market… this class has improved communication with my spouse on concerns he works with on a daily basis.” – Linda

“I grew up on the family farm for 21 years, but today’s way of farming is much different. As my father would say, ‘It’s a sophisticated business.’ I needed to learn more so I could be an effective member of a team in the areas of marketing and financ- es. I have learned about the future of farming and have been given a variety of tools that will help my father currently and my husband farm in the future.” – Carrie

Schedule of Topics

February 13, 2020

Program Overview
True Colors Assessment
Communication Skills

February 20, 2020

Enterprise Analysis
Insurance for Families (not crop)
Farm Leasing

February 27, 2020

Farm Service Agency
Natural Resource Conservation Agency
Basic Financial Documents

March 5, 2020

Estate Planning
Commodity Marketing
Interpretation of Financial Documents

March 12, 2020

Women and Money
Crop Insurance
Web Soil Survey
Graduation Photograph

March 19, 2020

Topics of Interest, Chosen by the Class

February 25th, March 10th and March 24th are make-up days if needed

Contact Stacey Swanson with questions at (970) 313-7792 or email her at  You can find all information in the Annie's Project Flyer.