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UMD Offering Farm Management Classes for Women

Registration going on now for farm management classes for women.

The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct Annie’s Project during the winter of 2012 at sites in Maryland and Delaware. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farmwomen with a passion for business, agriculture and involvement in the farm operation. Topics for the sessions cover the five areas of Risk Management – Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal Risk, Human Resources. This course is open to anyone interested in farm management practices.

The course will be 8 sessions held at a variety of sites in Maryland and Delaware. Locations include: Carroll Community College Westminster MD, Cecil County Main Library Elkton MD, Chesapeake College Wye Mills MD, HEAT Center Aberdeen MD, Prince George’s County Extension Clinton MD, University of Delaware Research and Education Center Georgetown DE, Washington County Extension Office Boonsboro MD*, Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury MD. Classes will begin on January 25th.

This is the first time this course is being offered in Prince George's County!

The cost of the course including meals and materials is $75. Please register by Jan. 25 — space is limited. For more information visit the website www.anniesproject.umd.edu or call 410-758-0166. If you require special assistance to attend the classes please contact the site at least two weeks prior.

Annie’s Project has been approved for FSA Borrower Training. For more information, please contact your FSA loan officer.

And, for more information about the class being held here in Prince George's County, please contact me at cbalch@umd.edu. I'm co-faciliatating the class with Janna Howley, the University of Maryland Extension Ag Marketing Specialist for the county.

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