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Annie’s Project: Business Education for Farm Women

  • Monday, November 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, November 19, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, December 10, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, January 7, 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

** CLASS IS FULL - if interested in finding out more or seeing if a spot may be available contact Christian at 845-340-3990 x316 or email cpm78@cornell.edu.  **

This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm.  Sessions and topics are listed below.  

Certificates will be awarded from Annie’s Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training. 

November 12: Introduction
  *Deadline has passed for the Nov. 12 class, but you may still register for remaining classes*

  • We will use StrengthsFinder, an assessment tool, to identify your strengths as a farm business manager.Topics: risk management and building a resource network.

November 19: Building Financial Skills

  • Learn financial management tools. Topics: farm financial statements; crop insurance; tools for business planning; effective use of loans and credit.

December 10: Managing Your Land and Farm Infrastructure

  • Learn about managing land and infrastructure. Topics: leasing and owning land; assessing farmland quality; choosing infrastructure; farm taxes; other insurance and risk management tools for your farm.

January 7: Managing Your Business, Employees and Planning for Transition

  • Learn about managing people and planning for the future. Topics: hiring and training employees; conflict management; transition planning.

Individual classes are $35/person per session, which includes lunch.  Pre-registration is required by the Wednesday before each class.    *CLASS IS FULL*

Note: This program is only for women, or those who gender-identify as women. No children please.

Learn more about Annie's Project at anniesproject.org.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.  


CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401