MGGA offers business management course for Montana farm women
Annie's Project, a nationally recognized program designed to empower farm and ranch women to become better business managers, operators and partners in agriculture, is coming back to Montana in January. Four sessions will be held beginning Jan. 11, in nine locations: Baker, Billings, Bozeman, Cut Bank, Great Falls, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, and Wolf Point.
"Over 200 farm and ranch women participated in Annie's Project 2008," said Loree Morgan, program coordinator. "That interest and enthusiasm indicates a real need for this kind of education and we are targeting the topics this time to those most requested by previous attendees."
The program will be delivered in a series of four workshops that will combine lecture, discussion, hands-on computer work, and audio/visual support along with a group meal for socializing and networking with peers.
Dates and topics:
Jan 11, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Beginning Marketing;
Jan 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Records Management;
Jan 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Estate/Transition Planning;
Jan 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Advanced Marketing.
Registration is $100 and includes meals and all supplies necessary for the program. Spouses are invited to attend the final two sessions on estate/transition planning and advanced marketing.
For more information or to register, contact the Montana Grain Growers Association at 406-761-4596 or visit our website at www.montanamarketmanager.org. Click on the Education menu item and go to Workshop Calendar. Pre-registration is required and registrations are due by Jan. 4. Enrollment is limited due to room size and to facilitate discussion. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.¬
Annie's Project is brought to you by Montana MarketManager, a program of the Montana Grain Growers Association and the Montana Stock Growers Association. Collaborators include Montana State University, Young Grain Growers and Montana Farm Service Agency. Funding for Annie's Project has been made available through the Washington State University Western Center¬ for Risk Management Education. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/CSREES under Award Number 2007-49200-03892.¬