Annie's Project Sibley 2017Sibley and Sheldon, Iowa — If you are a woman and need to make some tough decisions about your farm, there’s a program coming up just for you in Sheldon.

The program, called “Annie’s Project” just wrapped up in Sibley, and now Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is going to offer it in Sheldon.

The Osceola County Extension Office recently graduated 13 local women from Annie’s Project.

Gary Wright, Farm Management Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach says it’s an agricultural business course offered by ISU that focuses on empowering women in agriculture.

Annie’s Project Graduates in Sibley included:

  • Mary Agar
  • Kaia Darling
  • Tanya Dykstra
  • Judy Eben
  • Jodie Kruger
  • Dolly McQueen
  • Maralee Onken
  • Ashley Peters
  • Danika Schmidt
  • Abby Schutte
  • Riane Vickery
  • Cindy Wellein
  • Sanna Wilson

He says the program will be held at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon beginning Thursday, April 20th and continuing Tuesday, April 25th, and the following Thursdays: April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18. There will be a meal at 5:30 p.m. and the session will last from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating in Annie’s Project in Sheldon is encouraged to contact the ISU Extension and Outreach O’Brien County office soon at 712-957-5045 or xobrien@iastate.edu as space is limited.

Pictured (from left to right) (click picture to enlarge it):
Front: Mary Agar, Danika Schmidt, Jodie Kruger, Ashley Peters, Tanya Dykstra, Riane Vickery
Back: Cindy Wellein, Kaia Darling, Sanna Wilson, Maralee Onken, Judy Eben, Dolly McQueen, Abby Schutte.

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