Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. The program is designed to empower farmwomen to manage information systems used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks throughout the state. Annie’s Project has been successfully conducted in over 30 states.
In the basic Annie’s project course, farm women are exposed to information on financial records, production records, marketing plans and risk management, communication, legal regulation, estate planning, and human resources. Participants are able to share and compare life’s experiences and learn from other women who are living and working in a complex, dynamic agriculture business environment.
Managing for Today and Tomorrow, a second level Annie’s Project course, teaches business, estate, retirement and succession planning. Farm women will develop networks and skills key to making successful farm transitions.
Since 2008 there have been over 15 Annie’s programs offered in Michigan.
Annies State Coordinator for Michigan
Roger Betz, Business Management Educator
Institute for Agriculture and Agribusiness MSU Extension
315 West Green St.
Marshall, MI 49068
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