Pre-registration needed by Feb. 22 for Annie’s Project in Neosho on March 1

A series of farm management courses designed for women­—known as Annie’s Project—will be offered by University of Missouri Extension starting March 1.

The Annie’s Project course includes seven evening classes, each from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at the Crowder College Williams Ag-Building in Neosho.

Enrollment costs $75 per person (which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions) and registration is needed by Feb. 22. Class size will be limited to the first 25 women who register to ensure sufficient group interaction and one-on-one assistance. To register, contact the McDonald County Extension Center at 417-223-4775 or email [email protected].

“The course should be of particular interest to women who want to learn how to run a farm as a business,” said Jennifer Lutes, an agriculture business specialist with MU Extension and coordinator of the class. “But, it is also good for those that want to do a better job of marketing or need to learn how to pass the farm on to the next generation.”

During Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Program speakers this year include Beth Lubbering with FCS Financial; Dr. Dustan Clark, a poultry health vet with Arkansas Extension; Eric Norris with Eric Norris Insurance; MU Extension Agriculture Business Specialists Jennifer Lutes; Jim Spencer Jr.; Regan Bluel and Wesley Tucker.