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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

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

  • 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.

Course fee $100 for the series. Individual classes are $35/person per session if space* is available. Includes lunch.  Pre-registration is required by the Wednesday before each class.  

*Preference will be given to those who register for the entire series - we will fill individual classes after we fill spaces for the full series.  If you register for separate classes, we will contact you in early November to confirm availability and will then process your payment.   

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

How to register:

Questions? Contact Carrie at or 845-340-3990 x311.

Learn more about Annie's Project at

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.  


$100 for the entire series or $35/person per session


Carrie Anne Doyle
Program Asst. - Commercial Agriculture and Community Horticulture
845-340-3990 ext. 311


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