OFBF lends support to Annie’s Project

Buckeye Farm News

Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Ohio State University Extension to help expand Annie’s Project, a risk management program for women in agriculture that will be held throughout Ohio in 2010.

Annie’s Project is a six-part course designed to strengthen women’s roles in modern farm enterprises. The program is for women who live and work in a complex, dynamic farm business environment, and it focuses on five broad aspects of risk typical in the agricultural setting: human, financial, marketing, production and legal.

Last year, organizers offered just one Annie’s Project workshop in Ohio. Through new collaborations with OFBF, Ag Credit, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America and the USDA Farm Service Agency, OSU Extension is planning 12 workshops in areas around the state, with at least one in each of the organization’s newly formed Extension Education and Research Areas.

Ohio workshops are scheduled for January through March, and registration is $65, which includes materials and meals or refreshments.

A map of locations and other information can be found on the Erie County OSU Extension Web site, http://erie.osu.edu/ —  click on “Agriculture and Natural Resources” and then “Women in Agriculture.”

To register or for more information, contact Annie’s Project coordinators Julia Woodruff at [email protected] or 419-627-7631 and Doris Herringshaw at [email protected] or 419-354-9050.

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