Powell, Big Horn Basin program empowers ag women
Empowering farm and ranch women to manage information systems used in critical decision-making processes and build local networks throughout Wyoming is the goal of a University of Wyoming Extension program in Powell.
The program is based on Annie's Project, a program for women in agriculture with a passion for business and being involved in their family operations. The Annie's Project program was developed by Iowa State University Extension and is offered around Wyoming.
"Annie was raised in a small farming community," said Sandra Frost, Extension educator. "She was dedicated to being an involved business partner and running the farm with her husband. Though they struggled, they accomplished much."
This program is offered in six sessions from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 16 and 23, and March 2, 9 and 16, 2013.
Sessions are in the classroom on the West Campus of Northwest College. Cost of the program is $30 per person, and class size is limited.
Participants should contact Frost at the Park County Extension office by Jan. 18, 2013, to enroll.
"Annie's life experiences can encourage farm women who are living and working in a complex, dynamic and evolving business environment," said Frost. "Farm and ranch women with a passion for business and involvement should enroll in this program."
Farm and ranch women will receive training for managing information in financial records, production records, marketing plans and risk management, legal/regulation records and documentation and human resources and time management.
To enroll contact Frost at 307-754-8836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.