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MU Extension offering second Annie’s Project course

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The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen farming operations and network with other women in the industry.

“This October we will begin our next session of Annie’s Project,” Karisha Devlin, MU Extension agriculture business specialist, said. “Annie’s Project provides women with education in production, market, financial, legal and human risk management.”

Participants will attend a weekly 2.5 hour live interactive session via Zoom. Attendees will also complete self-paced activities and videos online. 

Course topics include:

  • Communication skills and strategies
  • Managing your business
  • Leases and legal issues
  • Crop insurance
  • Livestock risk protection (LRP) insurance
  • Pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) insurance
  • Business plans
  • Internet resources and tools
  • Fence laws

“Annie’s Project helped us start on what we would like to happen to our farm once we chose to step away from it full time,” past Annie’s Project attendee Tina Wibberg said. “Little did we know that several years later my husband would pass away. Every topic covered by Annie’s Project gave me the tools I needed to carry on the family farm legacy with our children, who were 13, 15 and 24 at the time.”

Annie’s Project will be offered virtually at 6 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 7 to Nov. 11 beginning at 6 p.m.

Class size will be limited to 20 individuals and will cost $50 for all six sessions. Register by Oct. 4 to secure a spot.

By completing the six-week course, participants receive 18 hours of risk management education.

For more information and registration visit, extension.missouri.edu/events/annie-s-project-online-1629912466. 

For questions, contact Karisha Devlin at devlink@missouri.edu or Wesley Tucker at tuckerw@missouri.edu.

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