Annie’s Project employed the premise that there are many learning avenues and abundant technologies to manage a farm business. This program extended and enhanced Annie’s Project offered Illinois farmwomen in 2003. Annie’s Project, coordinated educational processes encompassing a practical, broad vision of farm business management, targeted subjects relevant to farm business, promoted group dynamics by developing a support network, interpersonal skills, and using the best available technologies to manage a farm operation. Participants received information and management training in financial and production records, marketing plans and risk management, legal/regulation records and documentation, and human resource and time management. Ten, six session classes, targeted 10-27 participants each. Iowa State and Missouri specialist delivered the core instruction and outside speakers addressed specific issues. Expected outcomes and impacts included farm business women with increased knowledge, skills and abilities using: (1) computer decision tools and the internet, (2) spreadsheets and databases, financial software, marketing, crop insurance, human resource skills, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Additionally, participants increased their knowledge of goal setting, individual personalities and how they affect relationships, the importance of organizational and time management skills, and working with professionals to meet individual and farm business goals.
Number of Participants: 885
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