Annie's Project

Annie's Project group December

December 2017 Annie’s Project participants include Front Row: Caryn Long, Kaye Anderstrom, Darlene Loomis, and Presenter Jeanne Murray. Back Row: Susan Griffiths, Cheryl Averill, Dawn Galey, Tracy Painter, and KT Johnson

Group completes December retreat

Eight farm and ranch women from western Nebraska successfully a two-day Annie’s Project retreat Dec.8-9 in Scottsbluff, in the process sharpening their skills and abilities in selling commodities at farmer’s markets and direct to consumers.

Annie’s Project empowers farm and ranch women to be better business owners and partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Educator at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, said she wants to congratulate the participants of the recent retreat, including Caryn Long, Kaye Anderstrom, Darlene Loomis, Susan Griffiths, Cheryl Averill, Dawn Galey, Tracy Painter, and KT Johnson.

The workshop focused on topics such as business plans and cash flows; pricing and connecting with consumers; government regulation; canning, jams and jellies to sell; managing families and employees; and fruit and vegetable production.

Annie's Project group November

Fall 2017 Annie’s Project participants include (back from left): Jodine Sorensen, Kristen Kesterson, Annette Frerichs, Val Baker, and Daria Faden. Front, from left, coordinator Jessica Groskopf, Leona  Groskopf, Roylene Jenkins, and Linda Barrett.

Group completes course in November

Sixteen farm and ranch women successfully completed the Annie’s Project course offered Nov. 4-5 in Scottsbluff, in the process becoming better business partners by sharpening their networking skills and ability to manage and organize critical information.

Annie’s Project is two day retreat, made up of five sessions. Each session is based on one of the five areas of risk management: production, market, financial, legal, and human risk. Sessions are split equally between instruction and discussion or interactive learning.

Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Educator at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, said she wants to congratulate the participants of the Scottsbluff Fall class, including: Laura Baker, Harrisburg; Brittany Parker, Gering; Heather Kreman, Bayard; Paige Steinle, Bayard; Lisa Betz-Marquez, Gering; Sheena Semroska, Harrison; Linda Claflin, Scottsbluff; Joan Schneider, Morrill; Kristin Schneider, Henry; Toni Blomenkamp, Broadwater; Lyndi Ashe, Lyman; Dawn Norby, Lyman; Corrina Robbins, Alliance; Kristen Kesterson, Bridgeport; Kim Vondy, Fruita, Colorado; Alicia Kunz, Buffalo Gap, South Dakota.