Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s role in modern farm and ranch enterprises. The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Annie’s Project is a six-week course that focuses on the five broad areas of agricultural risk: human, financial, marketing, production, and legal. Sessions are designed to be very interactive between the presenters and the participants. Information presented is tailored to meet the needs of participants in their own geographical areas.
Annie was a woman who grew up in a small rural community with the life-long goal of being involved in production agriculture. She spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband, and together they reached their goals and achieved success. Annie’s daughter, Ruth Hambleton, a former Extension Educator for the University of Illinois, founded Annie’s Project in 2000 in honor of her mother. Annie’s Project is designed to take Annie’s life experiences and share them with other women in agriculture who are living and working in this complex, dynamic business environment.
Former participants have stated:
“As a result of Annie’s Project, I’ve had great discussions with my husband.”
“I’ve started revamping our recordkeeping system. I feel like I have some direction now!”
“I believe attending Annie’s Project is the wisest investment of money I could have made. The amount of information learned from all the speakers is unbelievable. I feel like I can be a real asset to the farm operation now that I have a better understanding of the business.”
For more information about the Clinton County Program click here.
If you would like to have an Annie’s Project in your area of the state, contact your local county extension office to start the process.
Join us as we recognize, Molly Caren and Francille Firebaugh for their important contributions made to the Farm Science Review and other Ohio Women in Agriculture.
Click here or use the QR code to watch the video contribution.
During the Review, visit us at 384 Friday Avenue in the Firebaugh Building.
There’s still time to register for East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference! The conference is coming up soon on Friday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm in Massillon.
The deadline has been extended to next Friday, March 30. But don’t delay- register today!
This year’s program will feature 18 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (branding and marketing online); and one youth session. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Rose Hartschuh – farm wife, mother, Agvocate, and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.
Register online with credit card at go.osu.edu/eowia2018 or complete and send this registration .
Due to low registration, the date has been postponed for the Annie’s Project East Retreat. The program will now be January 26-28, 2018 at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center, 14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City, OH 43755. Annie’s Project provides education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.
Annie’s Project fosters problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women. Women will receive training in five areas of agricultural risk management: financial, marketing, production, legal, and human resources.
The participant fee is $105 per person, which includes all materials and meals. Lodging is $99 per room per night with up to four people per room. Sponsors of the program include Farm Credit Mid America and Nationwide Insurance.
Registration deadline is January 12. Online registration will be available starting next week at go.osu.edu/AnniesProjectEast
For more information please contact Emily Adams at the Coshocton County Extension Office at 740-622-2265 or email@example.com .
Twenty-two Women in Agriculture from Eastern Ohio enjoyed a delicious meal at Raven’s Glenn Winery on November 14. OSU Extension educator, Christine Kendle, shared tips for prioritizing our busy lives and organizing the clutter in our homes.