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Annie’s Project Professional Development Program Training in the Southern Region

May 1, 2013

Join university extension educators  serving farm and ranch women and partnering educators Farm Service Agency,  Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Credit System, Farm Bureau and  other organizations for an in-depth Annie’s Project Professional  Development Program.

Annie’s Project is a Professional Development Program for educators serving farm women  in the Southern SARE region.  The Annie’s Project workshop will take place May 7-9 in Jackson, MS. It is sponsored by Mississippi State University and Alcorn State University and supported by Southern SARE.

During the Professional  Development Program educators will:

  • Learn to empower farm and ranch women using proven Annie’s Project methodologies
  • Meet Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s daughter and program founder
  • Receive a handbook of resources for planning, implementing and evaluating programs
  • Prepare to facilitate a successful 18-hour Annie’s Project course from start to finish
  • Learn how to help farm and ranch women understand and begin the farm transition process
  • Access online program materials, educator resources and funding opportunities
  • Increase understanding of sustainable agricultural concepts
  • Network with experienced ANNIES educators from other states to share best practices and challenges for sustaining successful education and outreach programs.

Educators  in the Southern region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC,  OK, SC, TN, TX and VA) are eligible to apply for a  limited number of $300.00 travel scholarships made possible through a grant  from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education Program.

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