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Ruth Fleck Hambleton

16591 N White Swan Lane
Woodlawn, IL 62898
Voice: 618-485-6711
Cell: 618-237-6441
Fax: 618-485-6710
E-mail: OR

Areas of Expertise: Farm women adult education, curriculum design for risk management in areas of Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal, and Human Resources, financial documentation, loan preparation.

Experience: 30 years with University of Illinois Extension as Extension Educator, Farm Business Management & Marketing (17 years) and County Ag Adviser (13 years), Founder of Annie's Project - Education for Farm Women (2003) and President of Annie's Project Not-for-Profit in Illinois (2009)


Certified Financial Planning Professional Education Program
College for Financial Planning
Denver, Co
June 1995

Master's of Science
Agricultural Industries (Economics)
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
May 1977

Bachelor of Science
Animal Industries
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
May 1975

Associate of Liberal Arts and Science
Joliet Junior College
June 1973


  • Co-Authored USDA Publication Introduction to Risk Management; December 1997
  • Women in Ag Special Honors, April 2008
  • Diversity Team Award - Extension; Women in Ag, 2006
  • National Recognition - Personal Column; Annie's Project, Nat'l Assoc. of County Ag Agents, 2006
  • Innovative Program Award - Extension; Annie's Project 2005
  • Team Award for Excellence 2004 farmdoc Team. 2004 Paul Funk Recognition.
  • Manure Management Team - Outstanding or Innovative Program-Group, 1999
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi M.S. Williams Award - Conservation Reserve Program-Team Award, 1996
  • Search for Excellence, Farm Income-Crops-Team, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 1996
  • Farming Knowledge for Success - Poster Session National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 1996
  • Farm Management Award, Team Award-Farming Knowledge for Success, Illinois Extension Agricultural Association, 1996
  • Soybean Best Management Practices - Epsilon Sigma Phi-State Team Award, 1995
  • Distinguished Service Award - National Association of County Ag Agents, 1995
  • Alumni Achievement Award Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1994
  • Commencement Speaker 1994 College of Agriculture Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi Mid-Career Award, 1993
  • Service Recognition from Washington County, 1992

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