This project used the successful Annie’s Project structure to reach 80 aspiring and beginning Wisconsin farm women planning to manage value-added enterprises through the combination of two six-week course and two conference-based abridged sessions. Fifteen educators received training on the project to support further program expansion. The project emphasized business/strategic planning; direct marketing analysis, and emphasizes production strategies for small scale, value-added enterprises. The project team collaborated with current farm women who have value-added enterprises and aspiring farm women to develop the curriculum for six, three-hour sessions. These women were advisers, providing valuable input on the needs of beginning value-added farm women. The program was piloted in Dane County, the county with the most female principal farm operators. Participants analyzed business feasibility, developed a marketing plan, learned the steps to securing financing and learned about available grants for sustainable and value-added enterprises.
Number of Participants: 80
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