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Register soon for Annie’s Project in Rushville

Nebraska Extension is excited to offer Annie's Project in Rushville. Annie's Project empowers ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

The six-week course is designed especially for ranch women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their cattle operations. Sessions include brief presentations, hands on learning projects and discussions focused on the participants' questions. Annie's Project gives ranch women the opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie's Project Rushville meets from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29. Classes will be held at the Sheridan County Extension Office.

Participants will receive handouts, and an Annie's Project portfolio and a light dinner at each meeting. Course size is limited. Participants who register before Feb. 9, the cost is $75 ($90 after Feb. 9). Register Online at regonline.com/anniesproject2016 or call 308-327-2312.

Annie's Project is being funded by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency and a sponsorship from Farm Credit Services of America.

For more information, call Meredith Bremer at 308-327-2312, mbremer3@unl.edu

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Schedule

Week 1 – Feb 23: Real Colors, Melissa Mracek, Nebraska Extension Sheridan County. Identify your personal strengths and the strengths of others. Understand what motivates people and how they process information to enhance communication channels. Learn strategies to build rapport with others.

Week 2 – Mar 1: Herd Health, Dr. Karla Jenkins, Panhandle Research & Extension Center. Understand the herd health protocols and management considerations necessary to increase the production and efficiency of the cow herd throughout the year.

Week 3 – Mar 8: Estate Planning, Pam Olsen, Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson and Oldfather, LLP. Learn how property is owned and why it matters. Understand powers of attorney. Understand how an estate plan affects the next generation and why it needs regular review.

Week 4 – Mar 15: Basic Financial Documents, Farm Credit Services of America. Understand components of a balance sheet, or net worth statement. Learn how to classify assets and liabilities into current, intermediate, and long-term.

Week 5 – Mar 22: Livestock Marketing, Charlie Kuskie, Roach Ag. Increase awareness of marketing terms: bid, offer, contract, flat price, spot price, futures, and basis. Understand the use of the most common contracts. Understand how to use cost of production to set price targets.

Week 6 – Mar 29: Participant’s choice.

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