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Annie's Project

Annie’s Project – a new program for women farmers According to 2017 U.S. agricultural census data, there are 22,671 Wisconsin farms identifying a woman as the principal operator.  This is a dramatic increase from prior census data and places Wisconsin 9th in the nation for the number of women principal operators.  Census data indicates West Central Wisconsin (representing 10 counties) has 3,741 farms with a female identified as a principal operator.  Research has indicated that farms operated by women are on average smaller in acres and sales when compared to farms operated by males.  These farms are more likely to have limited resources and different risk management needs compared to established farmers and commodity producers. Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises. Launched in 2003 by University of Illinois Extension Educator Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s Project is a tribute to her mother, Annette Kohlhagen Fleck.The… Audience: Adults. Cost: $50 for Compeer Financial clients or $75 for non-Compeer Financial clients. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Animal Agriculture. Community Food Systems. Crops & Soils. Farm Management. Personal Finances. County: Chippewa. Dunn. Eau Claire. Contact Name: Katie Wantoch. Contact Email: katie.wantoch@wisc.edu. Contact phone: (715) 232-1636. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Dunn County Community Services Building 3001 US Hwy 12 E Menomonie, WI 54751. For more info visit compeer.com.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Many grandparents or relatives who are raising their grandchildren are turning to each other to find the comfort and help they need. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Network of Winnebago County focuses on the roles grandparents/relatives play and provides an opportunity to meet others who share similar experiences, knowledge, strengths, and hopes.  The support group provides a place to belong and a network of support. Audience: Adults. Children. Seniors. Teens. Cost: FREE. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Parenting. County: Winnebago. Contact Name: Mandi Dornfeld. Contact Email: amanda.dornfeld@ces.uwex.edu. Contact phone: 920-232-1973. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. J.P. Coughlin Center 625 E. County Rd. Y Oshkosh, WI 54901. For more info visit winnebago.uwex.edu.

Annie's Project

Annie’s Project – a new program for women farmers According to 2017 U.S. agricultural census data, there are 22,671 Wisconsin farms identifying a woman as the principal operator.  This is a dramatic increase from prior census data and places Wisconsin 9th in the nation for the number of women principal operators.  Census data indicates West Central Wisconsin (representing 10 counties) has 3,741 farms with a female identified as a principal operator.  Research has indicated that farms operated by women are on average smaller in acres and sales when compared to farms operated by males.  These farms are more likely to have limited resources and different risk management needs compared to established farmers and commodity producers. Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises. Launched in 2003 by University of Illinois Extension Educator Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s Project is a tribute to her mother, Annette Kohlhagen Fleck.The… Audience: Adults. Cost: $50 for Compeer Financial clients or $75 for non-Compeer Financial clients. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Animal Agriculture. Community Food Systems. Crops & Soils. Farm Management. Personal Finances. County: Chippewa. Dunn. Eau Claire. Contact Name: Katie Wantoch. Contact Email: katie.wantoch@wisc.edu. Contact phone: (715) 232-1636. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Dunn County Community Services Building 3001 US Hwy 12 E Menomonie, WI 54751. For more info visit compeer.com.

Annie's Project

Annie’s Project – a new program for women farmers According to 2017 U.S. agricultural census data, there are 22,671 Wisconsin farms identifying a woman as the principal operator.  This is a dramatic increase from prior census data and places Wisconsin 9th in the nation for the number of women principal operators.  Census data indicates West Central Wisconsin (representing 10 counties) has 3,741 farms with a female identified as a principal operator.  Research has indicated that farms operated by women are on average smaller in acres and sales when compared to farms operated by males.  These farms are more likely to have limited resources and different risk management needs compared to established farmers and commodity producers. Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises. Launched in 2003 by University of Illinois Extension Educator Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s Project is a tribute to her mother, Annette Kohlhagen Fleck.The… Audience: Adults. Cost: $50 for Compeer Financial clients or $75 for non-Compeer Financial clients. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Animal Agriculture. Community Food Systems. Crops & Soils. Farm Management. Personal Finances. County: Chippewa. Dunn. Eau Claire. Contact Name: Katie Wantoch. Contact Email: katie.wantoch@wisc.edu. Contact phone: (715) 232-1636. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Dunn County Community Services Building 3001 US Hwy 12 E Menomonie, WI 54751. For more info visit compeer.com.

Rent Smart - Session 1

Free tenant training workshop (both sessions required to receive certificate of completion).  Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. Each Rent Smart workshop consists of 2 sessions, and participants must attend both sessions to receive the certificate of completion.  Registration is required. To register, call (920) 232-1973.  For more information, call (920) 232-1973 or visit our website. Audience: Adults. Cost: FREE. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Personal Finances. County: Winnebago. Contact Name: Amy Hendrickson. Contact Email: ahendrickson@co.winnebago.wi.us. Contact phone: (920) 2321973. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oshkosh Public Library (Lower Level Room A) 106 Washington Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901. For more info visit winnebago.extension.wisc.edu.

Annie's Project

Annie’s Project – a new program for women farmers According to 2017 U.S. agricultural census data, there are 22,671 Wisconsin farms identifying a woman as the principal operator.  This is a dramatic increase from prior census data and places Wisconsin 9th in the nation for the number of women principal operators.  Census data indicates West Central Wisconsin (representing 10 counties) has 3,741 farms with a female identified as a principal operator.  Research has indicated that farms operated by women are on average smaller in acres and sales when compared to farms operated by males.  These farms are more likely to have limited resources and different risk management needs compared to established farmers and commodity producers. Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in modern farm and ranch enterprises. Launched in 2003 by University of Illinois Extension Educator Ruth Hambleton, Annie’s Project is a tribute to her mother, Annette Kohlhagen Fleck.The… Audience: Adults. Cost: $50 for Compeer Financial clients or $75 for non-Compeer Financial clients. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Animal Agriculture. Community Food Systems. Crops & Soils. Farm Management. Personal Finances. County: Chippewa. Dunn. Eau Claire. Contact Name: Katie Wantoch. Contact Email: katie.wantoch@wisc.edu. Contact phone: (715) 232-1636. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Dunn County Community Services Building 3001 US Hwy 12 E Menomonie, WI 54751. For more info visit compeer.com.

Resilient Farms Conference

What to Expect at the 2019 Resilient Farms Conference: You'll hear from industry experts and farming peers, participate in workshops tailored to your operation and have access to one-on-one consulting sessions, all to guide you in thinking strategically about preparing your unique operation for success today and in years to come. Conference topics range from farm financials and transition planning to examples of how peers have innovated farming practices to maximize economic and sustainable opportunities. Fast Pace.  We provide quick bursts of exposure to a wide range of topics.  Our goal is to keep you moving and thinking, you never know what nugget of information you’ll find in a surprising field. We know you’ll find sessions you’ll want to spend more time in than we have on the agenda.  Make note of those speakers and peer connections and follow up with them later.  As organizers, we’re always happy to help make connections. Action. Going to a conference is invigorating and you’ll leave with a… Audience: Adults. Cost: varies. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Conferences. Talks & Lectures. Workshops & Classes. Topic: Farm Management. County: Adams. Ashland. Barron. Bayfield. Brown. Buffalo. Burnett. Calumet. Chippewa. Clark. Columbia. Crawford. Dane. Dodge. Door. Douglas. Dunn. Eau Claire. Florence. Fond du Lac. Forest. Grant. Green. Green Lake. Iowa. Iron. Jackson. Jefferson. Juneau. Kenosha. Kewaunee. La Crosse. Lafayette. Langlade. Lincoln. Manitowoc. Marathon. Marinette. Marquette. Menominee. Milwaukee. Monroe. Oconto. Oneida. Outagamie. Ozaukee. Pepin. Pierce. Polk. Portage. Price. Racine.… Contact Name: Trisha Wagner. Contact Email: trisha.wagner@wisc.edu. Contact phone: (715) 896-1609. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells, WI. For more info visit www.compeer.com.

Rent Smart - Session 2

Free tenant training workshop (both sessions required to receive certificate of completion).  Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. Each Rent Smart workshop consists of 2 sessions, and participants must attend both sessions to receive the certificate of completion.  Registration is required. To register, call (920) 232-1973.  For more information, call (920) 232-1973 or visit our website. Audience: Adults. Cost: FREE. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Personal Finances. County: Winnebago. Contact Name: Amy Hendrickson. Contact Email: ahendrickson@co.winnebago.wi.us. Contact phone: (920) 232-1973. Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oshkosh Public Library (Lower Level Room A) 106 Washington Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901. For more info visit winnebago.extension.wisc.edu.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Many grandparents or relatives who are raising their grandchildren are turning to each other to find the comfort and help they need. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Network of Winnebago County focuses on the roles grandparents/relatives play and provides an opportunity to meet others who share similar experiences, knowledge, strengths, and hopes.  The support group provides a place to belong and a network of support. Audience: Adults. Children. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Registration Required: Yes. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Topic: Parenting. County: Winnebago. Contact Name: Mandi Dornfeld. Contact Email: amanda.dornfeld@ces.uwex.edu. Contact phone: 920-232-1973. Thursday, December 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. J.P. Coughlin Center 625 E. County Rd. Y Oshkosh, WI 54901. For more info visit winnebago.uwex.edu.