Annie's Project workshop for farm women slated for Feb. 6
ELKHORN Annie’s Project, a workshop for farm women, will be held at the Walworth County UW-Extension office, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn on Wed., Feb. 6, 20 and Wed., March 6 from 8:45 a.m. to noon.
The Annie’s Project workshop series brings risk management tools and education to farm women so they can be better farm managers, whether in a partnership or on their own. The program also provides networking opportunities to discuss common farm issues with other farming women. This Annie’s Project workshop will cover: updates and tips for preparing your 2012 Farm Taxes; an overview of how the Affordable Care Act will affect farm families; the benefits and advantages of keeping farm records; how does your farm stack up against other Wisconsin Farms?; using the AgFA database to compare your farm finances to similar farm businesses; asking the question, “what if?” of your farm business; and what changes could you make to increase your farm’s profitability?
Speakers will include Phil Harris, farm tax law specialist for UW-Madison/UW-Extension; Kathy Eisenmann, Jefferson Co. UW-Extension family living agent; Jenny Vanderlin, assistant director of the UW Center for Dairy Profitability; Heidi Johnson, Jefferson Co. UW-Extension agriculture agent and Kevin Bernhardt, farm management specialist for UW-Platteville/UW-Extension.
The cost of the program is $20 per participant. Register by contacting the Kenosha County UW- Extension at 262-857-1945. A brochure can be found online at http://counties.uwex.edu/jefferson/?p=4993.
For more information, contact Heidi Johnson at 920-674-7295.
This Annie’s Project is partially funded by the UW-Extension’s Center for Dairy Profitability and the UW-Extension in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth and Jefferson Counties.