Annies Project Louisiana Graduates First Class in Port Allen

Deborah C. Cross, Simoneaux, Susan  |  12/20/2013 7:22:02 PM

Annie's Project Graduates

Six Farm and Ranch Women graduate Louisiana’s First Annie’s Project class with tools to empower farm and ranch women to manage information systems used in critical decision-making processes and to build local networks throughout the state. The graduates included the following: Catherine LaCour of Morganza, Carlyn Morales of Glynn, Katie Ramagos of White Castle, Dana Fairchild of Port Allen, Beth Toups of Baton Rouge, and Hali LeBlanc of Port Allen.

One of our recent graduate’s Dana Fairchild stated the "class provided an excellent opportunity to meet and develop a network of like-minded and entrepreneurial women and increase our knowledge of the financial areas that will enable our agricultural related enterprises to be successful."

These farm and ranch women gained in-depth knowledge in risk assessments, human factors in farming, grain marketing, insurance for family and farm business, crop insurance, farm programs, farm transition planning, financial statement, farm tax issues and accounting, legal issues, retirement planning and business planning.

Our sponsors for the class were: NRCS, Capital RC&D, Acadiana RC&D, False River Regional Airport, Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corp, Kentwood CO-OP and NRG - Louisiana Generating LLC

Our next Annie’s project will be held in Lafayette, Louisiana, with four more sessions to be held within the next two years around the state. Classes will meet five times: Saturday, January 18, 2014 for session 1 and 2 from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. and Thursday evenings from 5:30- 8:30 pm on January 23, 30, February 6 and 13. Enrollment is limited. For more information or registration call 985-543-6570 or email Annie’s Project.

Annie grew up in a small town in Illinois, married a farmer and spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband. Annie’s Project takes her life’s experiences and shares it with farm and ranch women living and working in a complex, dynamic, evolving business environment.

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