Annie’s Project is targeted to women involved with the farm business. The common thread that all Annie’s participants have is that they want to learn more about their farming operation and want the business to thrive. Each participant comes with a positive attitude, wanting to learn and meet others in similar situations. During the class participants grow as individuals through increased knowledge and access to resources. Beyond the class, participants continue to increase their knowledge, but they also grow from the relationships they have built from peer participants, the instructors and practitioners lasting for years.
Annie’s Project coordinates educational processes encompassing a practical, broad vision of farm business management. It targets relevant subjects promoting group dynamics through developing support networks. Annie’s Project concentrates on providing farm management education in five risk management areas: (1) production, (2) marketing, (3) financial, (4) legal and (5) human resources.
A successful Annie’s Project requires a mix of educators, professionals and practitioners with different skill sets, willing to partner for a common cause and communicate formally and informally the goals and outcomes for learners, while harnessing group dynamics to enhancing the learning experiences.
|Conference||2007 National Extension Risk Management Education Conference|