March 20, 2023

Annie’s Project celebrates 20 years

Empowering women in ag

WOODLAWN, Ill. — Annie’s Project, a nonprofit that aims to educate and empower women in agriculture, has been around for 20 years.

More than 19,000 people have graduated from the program in 38 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“By spreading the methodology of Annie’s Project throughout the United States and, eventually, the world, we can improve businesses and the lives of women in agriculture,” said Karisha Devlin, co-CEO of the organization.

What Is It?

Annie’s Project is an education program for women in agriculture that builds confidence, develops networks and creates lifelong learners among women farmers, ranchers, growers, landowners and agriculturalists.

In Annie’s Project classes, trained facilitators provide safe harbor, connection, discovery and shared experiences.

The core of Annie’s Project are two courses — “Managing for Today and Tomorrow” and “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options.”

The classes touch on developing business plans, retirement, succession, transition and financial literacy.

“Looking to the future, Annie’s Project will be introducing new curriculums, rolling out a leadership program and creating more opportunities for alumni engagement,” said Doris Mold, co-CEO of Annie’s Project.

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Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor