Annie's Project: Farm Business Management

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February 17 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Webster County Extension Office
217 S 25th St. Ste. C12
Fort Dodge, Iowa, Iowa 50501
United States
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Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Annie's Project: Farm Business Management

February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2, March 9 and March 16, 2020 | Fort Dodge, Iowa

A six-session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm business.

What is Annie’s Project: Farm Business Management?

Annie’s Project is the agricultural business education program that empowers farm and ranch women who want to be more knowledgeable about their agricultural enterprises. Women learn best with and from other women, and Annie’s Project takes advantage of that fact by creating a comfortable and supportive learning environment focused on the best farm business management practices. Course participants will learn effective strategies to make good decisions in five key management areas including financial, human resources, legal, marketing, and production topics.

Course Curriculum

  • Financial ratios and balance sheets
  • Working with lenders
  • The intersection of family and farm finances
  • Improving family and business communication
  • Choosing insurance for the farm family
  • Property titles and asset ownership
  • Estate planning terms, concepts and tools
  • Liability protection
  • Determining break-even price points
  • Accessing market information
  • Developing marketing plans
  • Using Ag Decision Maker and Web Soil Survey tools
  • Enrolling in USDA programs
  • Purchasing crop or livestock insurance
  • Updating farmland leases
Managing Finances
Managing Human Resources
Managing Legal Issues
Managing Marketing
Managing Production


  • Brief presentations and extended discussion with women ag professionals
  • Important topics affecting farm operations
  • Learn about resources available to farm women
  • Network with other farm women
  • Annie’s Project is hands-on, not just lectures.  

Register here.

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