November 7–January 9, 2012 Six Convenient Locations in Pennsylvania .Annie’s Project, a national Cooperative Extension program, teaches farm businesswomen about the variety of tools and resources available for proactive farm management and helps participants to build local support networks. Classes address the five general types of farm risks: marketing, production, financial, human resources, and community/legal. Other topics, including computer record keeping, farm business plan development, marketing, farm succession and estate planning, alternative enterprises, insurance, are also covered.Sessions combine a short educational presentation by a Penn State Extension educator, class discussion, individual and small group activities, guest speaker(s) who share the day-to-day application of proven risk management techniques and strategies, software training and hands-on activities to help participants address risks on their farm.Annie’s Project is designed to empower women to be better farm business owners or more involved farm business partners. Women who attend can build their decision making skills, gain confidence, and assume control of their farm’s future.Since the five types of business risk are interconnected, it is important to commit to all five classes. Session 1November 7 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Marketing Risk Precisely targets your customer base to make efforts countSession 2November 21 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Production Risk Explores strategies and practices that guide what you grow, the technology you use, and how you insure your cropsSession 3 (double session)December 5 | 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Financial Risk (Projections and Analysis)Budget, project, and use data to maintain business healthSession 4December 19 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Human Resource Risk Ensure that your leadership skills guide and empower employeesSession 5January 9 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Community/Legal Risk Build effective relationships with neighbors and local policy makersWho Should Attend?
• Women in agriculture, including sole, primary, or joint operators;• Primary decision makers or business managers;• Setting up a secondary enterprise on the family farm; or• Anticipating responsibility for a farm in the future
Monday, November 7, 2011 - Monday, January 9, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMEastern Time Zone
Penn State Extension
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