About Annie's Project

Farming is a complex business and more farm women are becoming active business partners in their operations.

Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational programs (Annie’s Projects) designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. The program’s mission is to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.

Participants will gain a better understanding of human resource issues, business plans, financial documentation, property titles, cash and crop share leases, marketing plans, retirement and estate planning and types of insurance.

Annie’s Project was launched in 2003 by the University of Illinois Extension Educator Ruth Hambleton. Annie’s Project is a tribute to her mother, Annette Kohlhagen Fleck. The program honors Annie’s entrepreneurship and her goal of raising a family and being an active partner in the family farm operation.

In Louisiana, the program started in 2013, by Deborah Cross-Young and Angie Fogleman. Starting in 2017, the program is offered under the LSU AgCenter.

You want to know more about Annie’s Project? Visit the national webpage.

You want to know more about Annie? Visit Annie’s Story.

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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture