Annie’s Project Programs to Begin in January

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.

January 2, 2020

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

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. In January, Annie’s Project programs will be offered in both Yuma and Akron. The program in Akron will take place at Washington County Courthouse Annex from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning January 22 and runs through February 26. The program in Yuma will take place at the Northeastern Junior College’s Yuma campus from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning January 21 and runs through February 25.

With the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management (RMA) grant and our local sponsors, Premier Farm Credit, Bank of Colorado, TBK Bank, Farmers State Bank and First FarmBank, this 18-hour course is very affordable. The cost for the course is $60 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. A light supper will be served before each class at 5:45 p.m. Course size is limited to 20 participants, so please register soon.  

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 on the Yuma program contact Emily Mollohan at 970-521-6762 and for information on the Akron program contact Gisele Jefferson at 970-345-2287. Online registration for the Yuma program is available at:  and registration for the Akron program is available at:  

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