January 21, 2015 in Feature
Annie’s Project, a risk management program for women, empowers farm women to manage information systems used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks throughout the state.
Annie’s Project for Delaware Horsewomen
In Delaware, Annie’s Project has been a great success. In 2015, planners are offering the program with an emphasis on the equine industry in Delaware. Classes will be held in the Harrington Raceway Board Room in Harrington, Delaware Friday afternoons from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. from February 27- April 17, 2015. Each week we will begin with lunch and then enjoy the topic of the week. Topics include:
- Insurance and Liability
- Business Planning
- Understanding Credit and Financial Record keeping
- Healthcare Options
- Using Excel and QuickBooks for Your Business
- The Next Generation
- Estate Planning
- Marketing and Social Media
” We are really excited to be offering this program specifically targeted to Delaware’s equine industry for the first time. Women are an integral part of many equine related businesses, ” says Susan Truhart Garey, Extension agent and state animal science coordinator. “This program helps to empower women by developing their skills, knowledge, networks and confidence that are all key in making them successful partners in equine businesses.”
Annie was a woman who grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois. Her goal was to marry a farmer and she did. Annie spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. Together they did great things, but it wasn’t easy. This is Annie’s Project- to take her experiences and share it with farm women living and working in a complex business.
Be An Annie’s graduate. We predict that you will learn as much from your classmates as you will from our group presenters. The notebook, flash drive and other resources are well worth the $75 registration fee.
The class is limited to 20 participants. To register online visit http://www.extension.umd.edu/annies-project/2015-class-information or by mailing the form and registration fee. Special thanks to Harrington Raceway for their in kind support of this program. For more information please contact Susan Garey (302)730-4000 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Wootten (302)236-0298 email@example.com
Banner photo credit: Kimmy Risser