Annie’s Project: Risk management for farm women to be offered by WVU Extension Service
Annie’s Project is a popular program which provides risk management education for women in agriculture and is coming to our area through the West Virginia University Extension Service.
Annie’s Project provides training, resources and networking opportunities to help West Virginia women build viable, efficient and sustainable farm businesses. The course covers everything from business planning, finances and marketing to food safety and insurance.
The program will be offered in Union, as well as other locations around state during the winter and spring months. The fee for the course is $25 and includes materials and refreshments. Some financial aid is available for those who find the cost prohibitive.
Classes are scheduled to start Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Learning Center of the Monroe Health Center. Classes will run for one night a week for six consecutive weeks. Please register by Jan. 22 by contacting one of the following WVU Extension Offices: Monroe County 304-772-3003, or Greenbrier County 304-647-7408. For questions contact one of the following WVU Extension Agents, Daisy Bailey at 304-462-7061 (Gilmer County), Brian Wickline at 304-772-3003 (Monroe County) or Jodi Richmond (Mercer County) at 304-425-3079.
By using local experts to provide instruction, Annie’s Project has built a solid track record of success in more than 34 states. The WVU Extension Service is partnering with the WVU Small Farm Center, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NESARE), West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition (WVFFC), West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Farm Credit of the Virginias and Farm Service Agency to provide the training in West Virginia.