Friday, January 8, 2010

(Farm) Girls Night Out - Annie's Project Coming to Sumter and Lake

Annie's Project is a 6 week course for women involved in agriculture and the Florida pilot of this program includes Sumter and Lake counties. The program originated in honor of Annie Fleck, a woman that lived in a small town in Illinois. She spent her lifetime learning how to become a better business partner with her husband.

This program will help any woman who has their own agribusiness, is thinking of starting one, or like Annie, is interested in becoming more involved in the family farm business. The format of the program is to meet once a week for six weeks, from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Bushnell Community Center. The dates are Feb. 9 - March 16 and the last session will be held in Tavares at the Lake County Ag Center. Topics include human resources, business plans, alternative enterprises, social style, farm succession, retirement and estate planning, insurance, financial records and much more. Speakers will be from the local community and also UF specialists and a light supper will be served each night.

Cost for the program is $25 and there are a few opening left for this session. Contact Susan Kelly at (352) 793-2728 for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Tiffany TreffeisenMarch 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    As a graduate of Annie's Project, I thought I would write and encourage women to take advantage of this program the next time it rolls around. We had a great time together - and made some friends and connections that will carry forward with us in our endeavors.

    Thank you, again, Susan, for finding this opportunity and bringing it to us!