−AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule (all-day)Jan 10 – Feb 14
AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule
Women invited to expand farming expertise through six-week program
AgStar Financial Services, ACA, is again hosting Annie’s Project, a nationally-known workshop series dedicated to strengthening women’s role in the modern farm enterprise. Sessions will be offered in seven locations in AgStar’s Minnesota service area over the coming months. The first session starts in St. James on January 10.
Annie’s Project connects women who are passionate for agriculture and helps them develop a strong and well-rounded understanding of their farm and the agriculture industry. The program curriculum examines five areas of risk, including production, financial, marketing, legal and human resources. The program is offered as part of the AgStar Edge, a resource for enhancing industry knowledge through online resources and in-person educational events.
“AgStar offers Annie’s Project as an opportunity for women to learn about the common areas of risk in farming and prepare them to make business decisions,” said Amy Durand, AgStar Edge Project Manager.
Launched in 2003, Annie’s Project has successfully reached more than 8,000 farmers and ranchers in 30 states. AgStar began offering the program in 2014.
The 2017 Annie’s Project schedule is as follows:
St. James – Tuesdays, from January 10 to February 14
Rochester – Thursdays, from January 12 to February 16
Worthington – Thursdays, from January 26 to March 2
Mankato – Tuesdays, from February 28 to April 4
St. Cloud – Thursdays, from March 2 to April 6
New Ulm – Tuesdays, from March 7 to April 11
Glencoe – Thursdays, from March 9 to April 13
Annie’s Project Retreat also is available for those unable to attend over six weeks. The retreat will be held February 24-26 at the JW Marriott Mall of America. The retreat offers the same content as a regular Annie’s Project session, but in a condensed format. For more information and to sign up for one of the sessions or the retreat, visit AgStar.com/AnniesProject.
AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 550 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit AgStar.com for more information.+AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule (all-day)
−Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Ulm Public Library+6:30 pmMinnesota Valley Civil War Round Table
−Legion Baseball Meeting6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Legion Baseball Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Ulm American Legion+6:00 pmLegion Baseball Meeting
−Pro Kinship for Kids & Dairy Queen Blizzard Day4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pro Kinship For Kids – Dairy Quieen Blizzard Day
January 20, 2017
All Day Blizzrd Sales
Crafts and Games from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come buy a Blizzard any time on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your Blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.
Staff and volunteers of Pro Kinship will be available to answer questions and tell you about the program. From 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm children can make different craft items to take home with them and play games with us. A few things you can do this day: Create you own Foam Art item – Decorate a Snowman – Play Ring Toss and Cup Toss – Get your face painted – Decorate a Wood snowflake – Play Tic Tac Toe Toss and Fish Bowl Toss
Questions contact: Pro Kinship For Kids – 1400 S. State St. – P.O. Box 666 – New Ulm, MN 56073
359.2445 or 1.800.642.5779
www.prokinship.org+4:00 pmPro Kinship for Kids & Dairy Queen Blizzard Day
−Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd
Friday, January 20th
5:30 pm Meat Raffle – Shooters Bar
6:30 pm – 7th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Event – Gibbon community Center – Tickets $20.00
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm QuarterMania Bowling
7:00 pm – Meat Raffle – D’s Pit Stop
9:00 pm – DJ – D’s Pit Stop (music provided by The Other DJ)
Snow Sculpture – “G-Rated” construction can begin any time prior to the event. Judging will take place at NOON on Saturday.+5:30 pmGibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd