Date Change for Annie’s Project East- Education for Farm Women



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 

For more information please contact Emily Adams at the Coshocton County Extension Office at 740-622-2265 or .

USDA Women in Agriculture Newsletter

US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue writes to Women in Agriculture in the latest USDA Women in Agriculture newsletter.

Highlighted items:

  • Dear Women in Agriculture
  • About the USDA Women in Agriculture (WIA) Initiative
  • Three Pillars of the Initiatives
  • Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections; Opportunities for Women in Ag at USDA
  • Women and the Census of Agriculture
  • Attention All Female Veterans!

New Law Bulletin Available on Selling Food at the Farm

Peggy Hall, Asst. Professor & Ellen Essman, Law Fellow, OSU Extension Agricultural & Resource Law Program

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many producers may be considering selling produce, meats, cottage foods and baked goods directly to consumers at the farm property.  A question we often hear from farmers thinking about these types of farm food sales is, “do I need some type of license or inspection to sell food from the farm?”  Our new Law Bulletin Selling Food at the Farm:  When Do You Need a Licensehelps producers answer this important question.

Just a wise word from mom…

Image result for national women's monthMarch is Women’s History Month and boy have we come a long way in making historical changes in society! Learn more about Women’s History month by visiting their site by clicking here.

Women have always been trailblazers, role models and empowered to inspire, invent and be a caregiver to human, animal and plant. From risk management focused on financial, human, legal, marketing and production in our business to juggling our ever changing family/daily life schedules to helping run the operation, women have and will always play an important role in making sure the everyday functions of our family, business and personal lives are in focus.



Wise words from mom that I keep posted in my office as a reminder to stay balanced everyday. “Just a wise word from mom – No matter how high you rise you still gotta shovel the *?*!!!”


I always told my high school ag students that “every opportunity was available on a silver platter but it was up to them to take those opportunities and go forth. I would help them with the opportunity but it was up to them to make the move first. It doesn’t matter what you do or how you do it; keep moving forward and giving your best. Success comes from continual effort and that you keep on trying. If you keep trying then I am there to help you along the way.” This seems to hold true in today’s world with women being scientist or 1 of every 3 owner/operators of their ag enterprise or a CEO of a large business. Women have been rising higher and higher in success and sometimes we still have to shovel the ?!!! to get through the tough spots.

Keep moving forward ladies!