Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.

Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie’s Project provides education in production, price or market, financial, institutional and legal, and human and personal risk. At the end of six weeks, participants will —

· Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners

· Determine coverage levels for health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance

· Put family living expenses together with other costs of doing business on the farm

· Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decisions

· Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications.

· Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tools

· Consider available Marketing Opportunities

· Review Farm Service Agency deadlines and implications

· Review Natural Resource Conservation Service deadlines and implications

The cost is $75 for the series and includes lunch, a workbook, access to financial and legal advice, and support from a variety of community partners. The series will take place on Wednesdays, March 1st through April 5th, 10am-2pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County. This session we are giving special preference for spots to sign up for women veterans interested in getting into agriculture.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Registration deadline February 28, 2017. Online registration can be accessed at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017winteranniesprojectclassic_203. Questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo by phone at (607) 584-5007 or email.

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.

Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie’s Project provides education in production, price or market, financial, institutional and legal, and human and personal risk. At the end of six weeks, participants will —

· Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners

· Determine coverage levels for health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance

· Put family living expenses together with other costs of doing business on the farm

· Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decisions

· Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications.

· Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tools

· Consider available Marketing Opportunities

· Review Farm Service Agency deadlines and implications

· Review Natural Resource Conservation Service deadlines and implications

The cost is $75 for the series and includes lunch, a workbook, access to financial and legal advice, and support from a variety of community partners. The series will take place on Wednesdays, March 1st through April 5th, 10am-2pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County. This session we are giving special preference for spots to sign up for women veterans interested in getting into agriculture.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Registration deadline February 28, 2017. Online registration can be accessed at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017winteranniesprojectclassic_203. Questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo by phone at (607) 584-5007 or email.

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.

Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie’s Project provides education in production, price or market, financial, institutional and legal, and human and personal risk. At the end of six weeks, participants will —

· Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners

· Determine coverage levels for health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance

· Put family living expenses together with other costs of doing business on the farm

· Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decisions

· Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications.

· Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tools

· Consider available Marketing Opportunities

· Review Farm Service Agency deadlines and implications

· Review Natural Resource Conservation Service deadlines and implications

The cost is $75 for the series and includes lunch, a workbook, access to financial and legal advice, and support from a variety of community partners. The series will take place on Wednesdays, March 1st through April 5th, 10am-2pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County. This session we are giving special preference for spots to sign up for women veterans interested in getting into agriculture.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Registration deadline February 28, 2017. Online registration can be accessed at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017winteranniesprojectclassic_203. Questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo by phone at (607) 584-5007 or email.

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.

Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Annie’s Project provides education in production, price or market, financial, institutional and legal, and human and personal risk. At the end of six weeks, participants will —

· Understand personality types to communicate better with business partners

· Determine coverage levels for health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance

· Put family living expenses together with other costs of doing business on the farm

· Interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow projections to make business decisions

· Review labor laws, requirements, and their implications.

· Understand how assets are titled and learn about estate planning tools

· Consider available Marketing Opportunities

· Review Farm Service Agency deadlines and implications

· Review Natural Resource Conservation Service deadlines and implications

The cost is $75 for the series and includes lunch, a workbook, access to financial and legal advice, and support from a variety of community partners. The series will take place on Wednesdays, March 1st through April 5th, 10am-2pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County. This session we are giving special preference for spots to sign up for women veterans interested in getting into agriculture.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Registration deadline February 28, 2017. Online registration can be accessed at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017winteranniesprojectclassic_203. Questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo by phone at (607) 584-5007 or email.

The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22.

Faces of Groundswell: MaryKate Wheeler, Advisory Board Chair

Faces of Groundswell: MaryKate Wheeler, Advisory Board Chair

IMG_1132We’d like to shine our Volunteer Spotlight this month on Mary Kate Wheeler, the current Chair of Groundswell’s Advisory Board. Mary Kate is an Ithaca native who has also lived in the Pacific Northwest and Central America. She’s an avid kayaker and boat builder, and recently designed and built her own super energy efficient tiny house for off grid living.

We first met Mary Kate in 2013 when she participated in our Finger Lakes CRAFT program. She had recently moved to the Ithaca area from Spokane, WA, where she had several years of farm production and marketing experience. But during her CRAFT year, she made the hard decision not to pursue a career in farming – at least not for now. Instead, she wanted to put her analytical and organizational skills to work in support of sustainable development, creating more equitable food value chains and expanding market opportunities for smallholder farmers.

Mary Kate joined our Advisory Board (which we used to call our “Steering Committee”) in January 2014, impressing all of us with her critical thinking and hard work. She also applied and was accepted into Cornell’s MS program in Applied Economics and Management, beginning her studies last fall with a focus on sustainable development and food value chains under Dr. Miguel Gomez.

Mary Kate accepted her Board-mates invitation to serve as Chair beginning this pastMary Kate Wheeler February, and has been ably leading us through several important strategic analyses and decisions. We are so grateful for her leadership and continuing dedication to Groundswell’s mission!

“Working with Groundswell keeps me grounded. In my role as an Advisory Board member I have the opportunity to explore and address the challenges in our food system that motivated me to pursue a Masters in Applied Economics. Groundswell provides an opportunity for real-world experience that compliments my research and coursework at Cornell.” -Mary Kate Wheeler

 

Are you interested in serving on Groundswell’s Advisory Board? Find out more HERE.