Class Information

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

2024 Annie's Project Course

This course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing, and the legal field.

There is plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting, and connecting with your presenters and fellow participants. It's a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other women in agriculture.

Class Dates (Wednesdays):

February 21, 2024 February 28, 2024 March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024 March 20, 2024 March 27, 2024

MidShore Maryland (In-person)
Six Sessions - see dates in the above table
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Location: University of Maryland Extension-Queen Anne's County, 505 Railroad Avenue, Suite 4, Centreville, MD 21617

Virtual Option
Six Sessions - see dates in the above table
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Online (through Zoom)

Note: reading and project assignments outside of class time about 1 hour per week.      

Agenda: 2024 Agenda                                                                                                                                                  Cost: $50 Annie's Project Course; $150 Annie's Project Course and FSA Borrower Training Fee                      
Description: Annie’s project is designed to empower women in agriculture to manage information and learn about agriculture in a relaxed local network. The target audience is women with a passion for agriculture. Annie's Project is a six-week course designed especially for women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills. Annie’s Project will help develop an understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in agriculture.    

Project Topics cover the five areas of Risk Management

  1. Production
  2. Market
  3. Financial
  4. Legal Risk
  5. Human Resources

Annie’s Project is approved for USDA FSA Borrower training. BORROWER TRAINING CAN ONLY BE DONE FOLLOWING THE APPROVAL OF AN FSA LOAN. It is not a prerequisite to getting the loan. This includes classroom time and a workbook that will need to be completed.  There is an additional $100 charge for the FSA portion. More information about this can be found at


For more information call Shannon Dill at 410-822-1244 ( or Jenny Rhodes at 410-758-0166 (

Would you like more information on when the next Annie's Project Course will be available? Complete the online form