SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) Seats were full for Annie’s Project which took place at the University of Nebraska Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The project offers education about the business side of farming and ranching.
10 women and various educators gathered today for the first class. “I think that right now, farmers and ranchers have a really tight financial situation, so some of them are here to learn more about how to get a handle on those finances,” said Jessica Groskopf, Extension Educator.
The three day session includes family-centered planning and insurance coverage, a financial day to cover documents, financial cost-of-production-analysis *and taxes. And the last day covers production decisions and more.
The project aims to address many of the women’s' concerns. “I think we see that farming and ranching women are involved in various different ways, and sometimes we don't get those questions answered that we want to ask,” said Groskopf. “This is an opportunity for them to network with one another, network with local professionals, and really get those questions answered.”
The University of Nebraska Extension offers programs like this to strengthen the community. They focus not only on farming and ranching, but all aspects of our community.
“Just dealing with the family business is a challenge for everyone. No matter where you are or what you're doing. So we're really focusing on those items for these ladies.”