Annie’s Project Wyoming delivered six programs in 2013-2014 targeted to women and addressing all sources of risk: production, price, financial, legal, and human. Each program followed the Annie´s model and core values. Programs offered 18 hours of contact time across six sessions.
Programs were delivered in the counties of Albany, Laramie, Goshen, Natrona and Niobrara, and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Western Center funds were able to support more than the four programs originally proposed. Each program was facilitated by a UW Extension educator serving (or based in) the county. A total of 59 ladies participated in the offered programs, including some from outside the state (from Colorado and Utah).
As with all Annie's Projects, the content was widely varied and driven by the desires of the participants. Speakers came from the local area as much as possible (in keeping with the aims of Annie's Project) but also from regional sources including Farm Credit Services, the Farm Service Agency, University of Wyoming Extension educators and specialists, insurance and legal experts, and successful ag producers. Participants were provided a venue to form networks amongst themselves and with experts to support the making of good management and life decisions. Evaluations indicate that the programs were very well received.