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Annie's Project Classic: Risk Management for Farm Women

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County 840 Upper Front Street Binghamton, New York (map)
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.

Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience.

Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie’s Project provides education in production, price or market, financial, institutional and legal, and human and personal risk. At the end of six weeks, participants will —

  • Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners
  • Determine coverage levels for health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance
  • Put family living expenses together with other costs of doing business on the farm
  • Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decision
  • Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications.
  • Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tool
  • Consider available Marketing Opportunities
  • Review Farm Service Agency deadlines and implications
  • Review Natural Resource Conservation Service deadlines and implications

The cost is $75 for the series and includes dinner each night, a workbook, access to financial and legal advice, and support from a variety of community partners. The series will take place on Wednesdays, March 1st through April 5th, 10am-2pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension - Broome County. This session we are giving special preference for spots to sign up for women veterans interested in getting into agriculture.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.