Arkansas Women in Agriculture, in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and a private attorney, is conducting its second year of Annie’s Project workshops. This presentation will focus on what we learned the first year and how we have adapted our Annie’s Project workshops to meet the needs of Arkansas’ farm and ranch women.
While the typical Annie’s Project class is designed as six three-hour evening sessions, our participants expressed a strong desire to convert to three day-long Saturday sessions. By doing so, we are able to provide this valuable risk management education program for women who hold off-farm jobs. Converting to Saturdays has also allowed us to address one of the main concerns of our participants, the need for more classroom time, giving us the opportunity to add six hours to the typical 18 hour Annie’s Project format as well as providing additional time for participants to truly connect with one another.
Adaptations have also been made in the curriculum to include information and resources on livestock, poultry and forestry, thereby better meeting the needs of Arkansas’ diverse agricultural audience.
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