(Atlantic) Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Cass County is hosting a program for local farm women to learn the details of farm financial management.
Moving Beyond the Basics: Farm Record Keeping is a four week program that addresses practical farm financial management in an interactive setting. Kate Olson, Cass County Extension Program Coordinator, said the program is modeled after Annie’s Project for Farm and Ranch Women, empowering farm women to be better business partners through networking and by managing and organizing critical information.
“These four weeks are just going to be focused on farm finance, farm record keeping, and things like that,” said Olson. “So, basically anything that’s related to farm financial management; from booking keeping, reviewing financial statements, tools to analyze and do some projections for financials… so it’s a little more in depth.”
Moving Beyond the Basics will be offered at the Cass County Extension office in Atlantic on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. starting January 27th and will run for four consecutive weeks. Registration fee is $50 for all four sessions, including all course materials and a light dinner before each session. Interested participants are encouraged to register before January 24th. Register by calling Cass County ISU Extension at 712- 243-1132 or by filling out a registration form which can be found online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.
For local farm women who would like a broader overview of farm financial and risk management, Adair county Extension will be hosting the original Annie’s Project in Greenfield starting on February 6th. For more information, call 641-743-8412 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/adair.