Annie's Project workshops rescheduled in 3 Indiana counties
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team has rescheduled the 2010 risk management workshops originally slated for earlier this year.
The six-part course designed for farm women with a passion for business and involvement on their farms will now take place on Tuesdays from Nov. 9 to Dec. 14. Courses will run from 1-4 p.m. at Purdue Extension offices in the following counties:
* Franklin, contact Holly Murray at 765-647-3511
* Kosciusko and Fulton, contact Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340
* Wayne and Union, contact Stacy Herr at 765-973-9281
The program will focus on critical decision-making and information topics regarding production, marketing, financial, legal and human resources risk management. The goal is to deliver technology training to farm women to enhance their business skills and to develop a support network essential for continuing education and self-help.
"Annie's Project is a very valuable set of workshops, especially in these ever-changing times in agriculture," said Heckaman, Purdue Extension educator. "The program introduces participants to the various aspects of risk management while helping them identify crucial resources and create networks for their farm operations."
The program also seeks to provide participants with knowledge on the importance of goal-setting, personalities and how they affect relationships with others, the importance of organizational and time management skills, and how to work with professionals to meet goals.
The first hour of each course will give broad information, while the remainder of the time will include local speakers who can better relate information to specific counties, said Herr, Purdue Extension educator.
Registration is $75 per person, which includes both resource materials and refreshments, and is due Nov. 2, after which a $10 late fee will be applied to registration costs.
More information about the Annie's Project Risk Management course is available online at http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/wia
Annie's project was developed in 2000 by Ruth Hambleton, an Extension educator in Illinois, in honor of her mother, Annie Fleck.
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