Altoona, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Polk County will host a workshop series called Annie’s Project, an agricultural business course for women in the industry. During this six-part series participants will learn effective decision-making strategies in five key areas: financial, human resources, legal, marketing, and production topics. Registration is open now through February 1. The course is $75 and includes dinner. Each class will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:00 p.m. with the first session beginning Feb. 6 at the Polk County Extension office in Altoona.
Women participating in this course will get an opportunity to learn from industry experts and network with others in the ag industry. “One of the draws to this program is that participants will learn best business practices and have opportunities to network with other farm women in a comfortable and supportive environment,” said Patrick Hatting, farm business management specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach.
Each session will feature an important topic related to farming, brief presentations and discussions with ag professionals, hands-on activities, and resources available for farmers and their business.
About ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County
For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County has served its residents by connecting them to research and resources developed by Iowa State University. Knowledge and programs offered through the ISU Extension Polk County office have been specifically tailored to represent, enhance, and meet the needs of Polk County residents and community. For 2024 ISU Extension in Polk County will focus on local issues including: K-12 youth outreach; family and food; and agriculture and the environment. ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County is a part of a 99-county campus backed by research to serve all Iowans to create a strong Iowa.