Annie’s Project

Program Overview

Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. The program is designed to empower farmwomen to manage information systems used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks throughout the state.  Annie’s Project has been successfully conducted in over 30 states.

In the basic Annie’s project course, farm women are exposed to information on financial records, production records, marketing plans and risk management, communication, legal regulation, estate planning, and human resources.  Participants are able to share and compare life’s experiences and learn from other women who are living and working in a complex, dynamic agriculture business environment.

Managing for Today and Tomorrow, a second level Annie’s Project course, teaches business, estate, retirement and succession planning. Farm women will develop networks and skills key to making successful farm transitions.

Since 2008 there have been over 15 Annie’s programs offered in Michigan.

Annie’s Project program in SW Michigan for early Winter of 2016!

  • Please read the brochure for further information.
    • When: Every Wednesday Night from February 3rd - March 16th, 2016:
      • Dinner at 6:00 PM and Educational Sessions begin at 6:30 PM
    • Where: Van Buren Conference Center

      • 490 S. Paw Paw Street
      • Lawrence, MI 49064
    • Registration Fee: $125

    • For further information contact the Van Buren MSU Extension Office at: 269-876-2745 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information 
Annie’s State Coordinator for Michigan
Katelyn Thompson
Institute for Agriculture and Agribusiness MSU Extension
S904 U.S. Highway 41
Stephenson, MI 49887
Phone: 1-906-753-2209
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Resource materials and Links

National Annie’s Website