Business workshop for farm, ranch women set for Sept. 19-20 near Alexandria

(08/15/19) Alexandria, La. — The LSU AgCenter Annie’s Project is sponsoring a two-day workshop to help farm and ranch women navigate the business side of their enterprises.

The next course will be offered on Sept. 19-20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center near Alexandria.

Maria Bampasidou, the AgCenter state coordinator of Annie’s Project, said farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country.

“At Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through networks and by managing and organizing critical information,” she said.

Annie’s Project is a discussion-based workshop that brings women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and law.

Annie’s Project courses have successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states.

“There's plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants,” she said. “It’s a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other farm and ranch women.”

Whether new or experienced, it’s important for farmers and ranchers to understand agricultural risk, how to analyze spreadsheets and other business skills, Bampasidou said.

Space in the course is limited. Registration is free and must be completed by Sept. 13.

This course includes a workbook and support materials. Meals are also provided.

For more information, contact Bampasidou at 225-578-2367 or, or visit the AgCenter Annie’s Project website at The national website is

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