(ATLANTIC) Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Cass County is excited to offer Annie’s Project in Atlantic this February and March.
Tim Eggers, Field Ag Economist with Iowa State University Extension, said the six week course is designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms.
“We go over marketing risk, price risk, financial risk and so forth and we do that by covering topics like how to read your financial documentation and also how to interpret that financial documentation,” explained Eggers. “So that would be a way we would cover financial risk and in production risk it would be like in the area of crop insurance… what is crop insurance, what are the different coverage levels and how you modify those coverage levels based on what the current situation is.”
Kate Olson, Cass County Extension Program Coordinator, said this program will offer great resources from the local perspective.
“We feel that it’s a pretty unique program in the fact that not only are there local participants that will gain a new working relationship with each other, maybe they’ve been friends in the past but never considered each other business resources, but we also use almost strictly female presenters and almost strictly local females who are professionals in the age industry, so they’ll also gain a great new wealth of professional resources in the community that they can turn to,” said Olson.
Six sessions will be held on consecutive Thursday evenings from February 9th through March 15th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cass County Extension Office. Registration is required by February 6th. The cost is $75 for the entire course. Light meals and materials will be provided. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. For more information, or to register, contact the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or log on to www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.