New U.S. census data indicates the number of Texas women managing farms has grown by 10 percent since 2007, and a nationally awarded workshop series is scheduled for Stephenville to help empower them through shared experiences, according to an expert.
Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises, said Dr. Jason Johnson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, Stephenville.
- six sessions, from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday evening beginning Sept. 7
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
1229 N. U.S. Highway 281
- The class will meet on Sept. 7, 14 and 21, and Oct. 5, 12 and 19
- Cost of the program is $50 per person for the entire series
- class size is limited to 30 to facilitate discussion among participants
Registration slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Meals and refreshments will be provided at each session. The conference is sponsored by AgriLife Extension, with program support provided by Farm Credit Bank of Texas.
How to register:
- Call Dr. Johnson at 254-968-4144
- Or call Lonnie Jenschke and Donna White, AgriLife Extension agents in Erath County, at 254-965-1460
- Or download brochure with registration form: http://stephenville.tamu.edu/annies-project-2017/
Additional information about the program and how other farm women nationally have benefited is available at: http://www.anniesproject.org.
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