Nebraska Extension in Cheyenne, Kimball & Banner Counties

Farm and Ranch Women are Decision Makers – Annie’s Project Prepares Them Well

Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets, and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course that is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing, and the legal field. There's plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants. It's a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other farm and ranch women.

Whether new or experienced, understanding the five areas of agricultural risk, knowing how to analyze agricultural spreadsheets and other necessary skills are vital.  Learning them in a friendly environment where questions and discussion are welcomed, allow the learning process to flourish.

Annie’s Project courses have successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states.  The next course begins on October 1, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. MT at the South Platte Natural Resources District Office, 551 Parkland Drive, in Sidney.

The cost for the course is $75 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. A light supper will be served before each class at 6:00 p.m. Course size is limited, so please register soon.  See the Annie's Project brochure for more information.

Linda, an Annie’s Project alumna says, “I took the class to gain a better understanding about agribusiness and how financial decisions impact our farm operation.  I have a better understanding of balance sheets and the futures market…this class has improved communication with my spouse on concerns he works with on a daily basis.”

For more information contact Karen DeBoer, Cheyenne County Extension Educator at (308) 254-4455 or kdeboer1@unl.edu. More information can be found on the Annie’s Project website at www.AnniesProject.org.

Helpful Publications and Information

Find publications and information on Custom Rates, Yearly, Rate information, Pesticide Safety Education, Chemigation and more.

Cropwatch - Winter Wheat Variety Test Results
Nebraska Farm Custom Rates
Cornhusker Economics - Trends in Nebraska Farmland Values and Rental Rates

Preliminary land values and rental rates are subject to change as additional surveys are returned. Final results from the survey will be published in June 2019 and will be available online via the Nebraska Farm Real Estate website: http://agecon.unl.edu/realestate

Rural Stress and Family Wellness - As one response to the immediate need for attention to stress and suicide prevention in Nebraska, Extension’s Rural Stress and Family Wellness work group has collected resources for farmers and ranchers. You can find the information here.

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