Wanted in McIntosh: Women who are involved in agriculture

BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension will host Annie’s Project in McIntosh beginning January 11, 2017.

Class registration is due by January 6”If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you,” said Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

Have you ever asked a farm/ranch management question and not understood the answer? Have you ever signed papers at the bank or FSA and not really understood what they were for? Have you been thinking about if you have enough insurance or an estate plan? Have you wished you knew more about marketing your cattle or crops?

If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, Salverson said you are a perfect candidate for Annie’s Project. “Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women,” Salverson said.

During the six-week period women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning, expand marketing knowledge – all while having fun in a supportive learning environment.

2017 Class schedule

Classes meet once a week beginning January 11, 2017 in McIntosh. The classes continue January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 and 15. Each session will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location is to be determined in McIntosh.

The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session. A reduced tuition may be offered depending on local sponsorships.

For more information and to register, contact Robin Salverson at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Lemmon, 605-374-4177 or Class space is limited.

–SDSU Extension