Never Stop Learning: Local ranch women make Annie’s Project successful

Sixteen Niobrara County agriculture women have dedicated six weeks to increase their knowledge and skill base to better understand and manage risk in their families ranching business. These women will receive 18 hours of education in the areas of production, legal, financial, marketing and human risk, all dedicated to helping improve their families agriculture based business.

Participants in Annie's Project in Lusk, Wyo. learn to better understand and manage risk in their families ranching business.
Participants in Annie's Project in Lusk, Wyo. learn to better understand and manage risk in their families ranching business.

Annie’s Project is a nationwide educational program designed for agriculture women with a passion for business and being involved in their family operations.  This program is being offered in Wyoming for the first time in Lusk and started January 24. To date, this group has competed 12 hours of education and topics have included: goal setting, transfer of non-titled property, strategic marketing, what lenders look for in their customers, long-term care insurance, feeding enterprise budgets, financial statements, nutritional needs of cattle during various productions cycles, cost per pound of protein/energy and how to value different personality types and create unity with all personality types.

Niobrara County Extension Agent Tammie Jensen (standing far right) has been an intregal part in the Wyoming Annie's Project.
Niobrara County Extension Agent Tammie Jensen (standing far right) has been an integral part in the Wyoming Annie's Project.

Remaining programs will include niche marketing and budget analysis, property and equipment titles, business transfer and succession, agribility in Wyoming and generational differences.

Annie’s Project is a program based on a woman who grew up in a small Illinois farm community with the goal of marrying a farmer, and did. Annie spent her life learning how to be an involved partner with her husband. Annie’s Project is designed to empower women to manage information systems used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks throughout the community and state.

The 16 participants in the Lusk, Wyo. Annie's Project will take valuable knowledge back to their family farms and ranches.
The 16 participants in the Lusk, Wyo. Annie's Project will take valuable knowledge back to their family farms and ranches.

The Extension Office is looking at offer this class again in the spring or fall for potential participants that were unable to attend during this current time frame.  If there are individuals interested in participating at a later date, please contact Tammie Jensen at the Niobrara County Extension Office at 307-334-3534.

Funding for Annie’s Project has been provided by the USDA Risk Management Agency and is organized by UW’s Niobrara County Extension Educator, Tammie Jensen and UW Extension Specialist Cole Ehmke.

From RealPartner Tammie Jensen – Niobrara County Extension

One thought on “Never Stop Learning: Local ranch women make Annie’s Project successful

  1. Congradulations. You all have a lifelong journey ahead of you. Always remember those ancestors before you who have sacrificed their lives for yours. In what gratitude could you please them while making sure you are putting food on the table everyday. You are entrepreneurs. Your lives are full and never forget that the fullest cup is never half empty. Have fabulous journey and good luck. Knowledge is power….yours is perseverance.

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