Workshop course

The Farmer’s Workshop arrives in Albion | Albion new era

ALBION – Women farmers are generating a cultural wave in American agriculture that is shifting management, assets and opportunity to a new wave of farmers across the country.

During Annie’s project, women in agriculture become empowered to succeed through education, networking and resources.

Annie’s project courses have successfully reached more than 15,000 women farmers and ranchers in 33 states.

Purdue Extensions in Noble and Kosciusko Counties are teaming up to offer the course beginning Feb. 3 in Albion at the Noble County Extension Office, 2090 NSR 9.

Annie’s Project is a six week course which is a discussion workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. There’s plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and other attendees.

It’s a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other women farmers.

Whether new or experienced, understanding the five areas of agricultural risk, knowing how to analyze agricultural spreadsheets, and other necessary skills are essential. Learning them in a friendly environment where questions and discussions are welcome, allows the learning process to flourish.

The cost of the course is $65 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. Class sizes are limited, so please register by Thursday, January 27 at or call 636-2111.

Linda, alumnus of Annie’s Project, says, “I took the course to gain a better understanding of agribusiness and the impact of financial decisions on our farm business. I have a better understanding of balance sheets and the futures market…this class has improved communication with my wife on the concerns he works with on a daily basis.