University of Wyoming Extension News

Fremont County extension offers Annie’s Project sessions for farm, ranch women

Kuipers, Tara

Educator Tara Kuipers is one of the presenters.

Empowering farm and ranch women with financial and marketing knowledge and opportunities to network with each other are some of the goals of a University of Wyoming Extension program in Fremont County.

Annie’s Project sessions are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from April 4-May 9 at the Armory Building in Riverton, said Ron Cunningham, extension educator in Fremont County. There is no fee; sessions include dinner, and space is limited to 25 registrants. Registration deadline is Friday, March 29.

“I think this should be a great program for women involved in agriculture and will be well worth their time to come and learn from the various speakers,” said Cunningham.

The program is based on Annie’s Project, a program for women in agriculture with a passion for business and being involved in their family operations. Iowa State University Extension developed the Annie’s Project program.

Fremont County sessions are:

April 4 – “Personality Assessment” by Tammie Jensen, UW Extension educator

April 11 – “Generations” by Tara Kuipers, extension educator; “Financial Health of the Farm or Ranch and Working with the Lender,” Garrett Horton, Farm Credit Services of America

April 18 – “Savings and Money Habits,” Cole Ehmke, extension personal financial management specialist

April 25 – “Estate Planning and Succession Planning,” Ehmke

May 2 – “Communication, Conflict Management, Business Strategic Planning,” Kuipers

May 9 – “Marketing/New Ventures,” Bridger Feuz, extension marketing specialist; “Local Niche Market Panel,” local producers

For more information or to register, contact Cunningham at 307-332-2363 or at

High Plains Ranch Practicum expands into Nebraska, Colorado

Extension educator Dallas Mount

Extension educator Dallas Mount

Grants totaling more than $671,000 will expand a Wyoming ranch management skills development program into Nebraska and Colorado.

Four ranch practicums will be offered per year: two in Wyoming, one in Nebraska and one in Colorado, said Dallas Mount, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service educator based in Platte County and grant recipient.

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