Listen to Patty and Kris discuss their experience with Annie's Project. They came to Ames and learned about retirement, communication, and better business management.
Linda Guy manages the business operations for her family’s farm management company. Linda had a prior career, then moved to her family operation. She took Annie’s Project so she could learn about the business aspect of the family farm operation.
Update on Sara - March 1, 2016
Sara Shepherd has come a long way since taking her first Annie's Project class in the winter of 2013 and then helping us share her story with the summer of 2013 video. She's taken several Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm management courses and even become a member of the Adair County Extension Council. As a beginning farmer, Sara has made several key decisions and charted a course for a successful future.
When the creamery that buys the milk from the Moellers dairy farm began requiring farmers to have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Gayleen Moellers already had them in place. “I even had them posted on the wall in English and Spanish,” she recalls, “That was fun to say I already have this!” She adapted them from the example SOPs provided by a speaker in the Heartbeat of the Farm: Human Resource Management class she participated in. The class was Gayleen’s third farm management course for women as she previously participated in the Annie’s Project and Women Marketing Grain courses offered by Extension.
Gayleen Moellers talks Annie's Project
Congratulations to Nancy Adrian of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Washington County office on her award for her work with Women in Ag! Nancy received her award for Professional Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources Programming at the annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Conference on April 5, 2017.
Area Women Complete Annie's Project Program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Award-Winning Managing for Today and Tomorrow Course Helps Women Move Farm Businesses to Next Generation
Strengthening Women’s Leadership in Agriculture
By Madeline Schultz
Students at Iowa State University have an opportunity to participate in a new course this semester called Women in Agriculture and the Food System (SOC350X).