University of Maryland Extension

Class Information


Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farmwomen and women involved in agriculture with a passion for business, agriculture and involvement in the farm operation.  Topics for the sessions cover the five areas of Risk Management – Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal Risk, Human Resources. This course is open to anyone interested in farm management practices. 

Annie's Project is approved for USDA FSA borrower training. For more information click here


The cost of the entire course including meals and materials is $75. There is an additional $100.00 fee for FSA Borrower Training attendees. The class is open to all.  If you require special assistance to attend the classes please contact the site at least two weeks prior.


Southern MD
6 sessions, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
January 14, 28 February 11, 25, March 10, 24 (Alternate Tuesdays - total of 6 sessions)
Location: Harriet Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Karyn Owens, Program Specialist
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC)
Kelly Swann, Agricultural Development Specialist, Calvert County Economic Development

Frederick County
6 sessions, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 2 and 9 (March 16 and 23 snow dates)
Location: Frederick County Extension Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Kelly Nichols, Extension Educator

Lower Shore
6 sessions, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16 (March 23 snow date)
Location: Pocomoke City Elks #1624, 1944 Worcester Hwy, Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Sarah Hirsh, Extension Educator and Maegan Perdue, Extension Educator

Baltimore County
6 sessions, 5:30 pm – 8:30pm
February 19, 26, March, 4, 11, 18, & 25th (April 1 snow date)
Location: Baltimore Ag Center, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Erika Crowl, Extension Educator

6 sessions, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (April 2 snow date)
Location: Chesapeake Culinary Center, 512 Franklin St, Denton, MD 21629
Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator and Shannon Dill, Extension Educator

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