Annie’s Project Course Brings Farm Women Together To Learn From Experts

Farm 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, according to a news release from Purdue Extension. At Annie’s Project courses, women in agriculture become empowered to be successful through education, networks and resources.

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 women, the release states.

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 15,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states. Purdue Extension in Noble and Kosciusko counties are partnering to offer the course beginning on Feb. 3 in Albion at the Noble County Extension Office, 2090 N. Ind. 9.

The cost for the course is $65 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. Course size is limited, so register by Jan. 27 at or call 260-636-2111.

Linda, an Annie’s Project alumna, said, “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 Ann Kline at 260-636-2111 or or Kelly Heckaman at or 574-372-2340. More information can be found on the Annie’s Project website at