Fifteen Graduate from Annie’s Project in Sheldon

June 7, 2017

Fifteen Graduate from Annie’s Project in Sheldon

Annie's Projectd graduates from Sheldon, IA class spring 2017

SHELDON, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach O’Brien County and Sioux County recently graduated 15 local women from Annie’s Project, an agricultural business course offered by ISU that focuses on empowering women in agriculture.

The six-session series provided training and resources in five key management areas: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. The course enables women to learn from other women who are experts in their field, whether that be crop insurance, livestock marketing or something else.

Annie’s Project participants included:

  • Dawn Blochowitz, Sibley
  • Amie Croatt, Melvin
  • Valery Fuhrman, Cleghorn
  • Karen Hielkema, Sibley
  • Jill Jurgensen, Sutherland
  • Kiley Kaufman, Peterson
  • Lois Klarenbeek, Rock Valley
  • Laura Lunders, Cleghorn
  • Patty Lunders, Cleghorn
  • Jeanna Morgan, Merrill
  • Jodi Nasers, Sibley
  • Monique Schiebout, Orange City
  • Adri Ann Smit, Hospers
  • Sarah Smith, Marcus
  • Robyn Van Wyk, Sioux Center
  • Kim Winter, Sheldon

For further information on Annie’s Project, visit or contact Gary Wright, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Annie's Project Graduates - Sheldon 2017 Photo caption (from left to right): Lois Klarenbeek, Rock Valley; Karen Hielkema, Sibley; Laura Lunders, Cleghorn; Amie Croatt, Melvin; Patty Lunders, Cleghorn; Adri Ann Smit, Hospers; Jill Jurgensen, Sutherland; Robyn Van Wyk, Sioux Center; Valery Fuhrman, Cleghorn; Jodi Nasers, Sibley; Jeanna Morgan, Merrill; Kim Winter, Sheldon; Monique Schiebout, Orange City; Dawn Blochowitz, Sibley; Kiley Kaufman, Peterson.

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