Program aims to assist farm women with investments, estate planning

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A new program has been developed to assist farm women who would like to learn more about investment and estate planning for their farm business. The program, called Annie’s Project, Level II is modeled after a widely successful program that started in Illinois and has spread to over 20 states. It is open to Kenosha County residents.

This three-week workshop will help participants:

  • Organize important papers.
  • Learn how to develop and use a balance sheet.
  • Learn about debt and working with a lender.
  • Discover the insurance needs related to a farm business.
  • Determine appropriate investment strategies.
  • Learn about tax consequences and estate planning issues.

The program will be held on three Fridays: Feb. 11, 25 and March 4, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The classes will meet at the Walworth County Health and Human Services Building at W4051 County Road NN in Elkhorn. One of the goals of Annie’s Project is to provide networking opportunities for farm women in similar situations or developing similar enterprises.

Costs are $20 per participant for the entire three-week course. This fee covers materials, speakers, and lunch.

For more information, or to register for the class, contact Rose Skora with Kenosha/Racine Counties at 262-857-1945 or A flier can found at

Annie’s Project is partially funded by the North Center Region Risk Management Education Center, UW Center for Dairy Profitability, UW Cooperative Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency.


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