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Annie's Project sessions offer help to women on farm

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Dec. 1, 2017 9:55 am Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 11:08 am

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- A six-week workshop planned in Carthage will help women on the farm become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networking, and by managing and organizing critical information.

Annie's Project is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, marketing and the legal field.

Sessions begin Jan. 17 at the Hancock County Farm Bureau, 544 Wabash Ave., Carthage.

Sessions will meet from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 21, with a makeup day set for Feb. 28 if weather interferes. Each session offers time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants.

The cost of $50 a person covers a program binder, class handouts, resources and 18 hours of instruction. A light supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. between speakers at each class.

Annie's Project courses have reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states.

The registration deadline is Jan. 8.

To register or get more information, contact Dawn Weinberg at the Hancock County Extension office at 217-357-2150 or dweinber@illinois.edu, or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps.