Annie’s Project expanding in Ohio


COLUMBUS – Annie’s Project, a risk-management course for women in agriculture, will be offered again in Ohio this winter.
This year, the program is expanding and will be offered in Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie and Wood counties.
Annie’s Project, launched in 2003 by University of Illinois Extension educator Ruth Hambleton, in honor of her mother, Annie, and her commitment to the family farm, is designed to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information and increasing communication skills.
Topics. Specific topics include: financial record keeping; understanding basic financial statements; financial management tools; goal setting and mission statement writing; commodity marketing basics; crop insurance; family communication; retirement planning; and learning about individual personality types and characteristics through the Real Colors program.
Annie’s Project classes meet one evening a week for six consecutive weeks.
It will be held at the following locations:
Registration. The registration fee is $60 and class space is limited.
For registration information, contact the host county or project coordinators: Doris Herringshaw at 419-354-9050; and Julia Woodruff at 419-281-8242; or log on to and follow the link for the November newsletter.

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