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Annie's Project

What is Annie’s Project?

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Annie’s Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. Working with partners across the United States, Annie’s Project helps female farmers build viable and sustainable farm businesses by:

  • Providing tailored training, taught by local experts, and resources to meet the needs of women in your region
  • Offering small class sizes focusing on topics such as risk management, budgeting, business planning, marketing, farm and food safety and more
  • Encouraging networking opportunities

WVU Extension Service is pleased to partner with Annie’s Project to provide West Virginia’s female farmers with the training, skills and support to build a successful agricultural business. For more information, contact Dee Singh-Knights.

2018 Annie's Project Class Locations

Find a class location near you.

  • Online – Anywhere/Anytime
    Suggested for anyone with reliable internet connectivity
  • Eastern Panhandle Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg
    Suggested for Berkeley, Hampshire, Jefferson and Morgan counties
  • Greenbrier Valley TBA (Likely in Lewisburg)
    Suggested for Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pendleton, Raleigh, Summers and Webster counties
  • Mid-Ohio Valley – Roane-Jackson Technical Center in Leroy
    Suggested for Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane and Wirt counties
  • Mountain Lakes – WVU Gilmer County Extension Office in Glenville
    Suggested for Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Lewis and Ritchie counties
  • Mountaineer Country – WVU Preston County Extension Office in Kingwood
    Suggested for Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor and Wetzel counties
  • Northern Panhandle – West Liberty University in Triadelphia
    Suggested for Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties
  • Potomac Highlands – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield
    Suggested for Barbour, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton, Randolph and Tucker counties
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Upcoming Annie's Project Classes

All upcoming Annie's Project classes

Annie's Project Class Agendas

Topics covered during the six training sessions include:

  • Session 1: Risk assessment, budgets, and record keeping
  • Session 2: Financial statements and interpreting financial data
  • Session 3: Creating business plans and making realistic marketing and financial plans
  • Session 4: Farm and food safety and determining your insurance needs
  • Session 5: Networking and partnering with fellow farmers
  • Session 6: Participant-selected topics and graduation

Register for Annie's Project Classes

Registration costs $30. Class materials included. Refreshments provided at offline class sites. Mail your registration and fee to the address associated with the class you select. Make checks payable to: West Virginia University.