National farm business program educates and empowers women
Rutgers Cooperative Extension is offering its women’s farm business management event, Annie’s Project: Farm Women Conference, in three separate locations in New Jersey, on Feb. 20, 21 and 22, 2013.
This one-day, intensive training session and networking opportunity allows women who are unable to commit to a full course to receive all the benefits in the shortened program. Participants can choose the location as well as the learning track that works best for them.
Feb. 20 – Cumberland County College, 3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360
Feb. 21 – Conference Center in Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Feb. 22 – The University Center, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.
Three learning tracks are being offered: Estate Planning, which will address family communication methods, farm transfer basics, farm conservation, wills and trusts and estate taxes; Financial Management and Insurance, which will teach women to construct a financial plan, learn about crop, health and life insurance, understand financial goals and how to save money on taxes; and Business Plan Development, which offers a full day of guided writing, ending with a draft of their farm business plan.
In addition to the educational components, the conference offers farm women the opportunity to meet and learn from other farm women, network with potential customers and form connections with industry professionals.
Online registration is available for the full day conference and networking lunch for only $25. Interested farm women are invited to review the Annie’s Project New Jersey information online. For additional details or to further discuss your interest in the empowering farm women event, contact Jenny Carleo of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County at 609-465-5115. Join Annie’s Project New Jersey on Facebook.
Annie’s Project: Farm Women Conference is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Risk Management Agency and Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Cooperating agencies include Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders.