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University of Maryland Extension and County Department of Business Development to Host Annie's Project Workshops

Learn farm management practices, plan for your farm’s future, and build your network 

Hagerstown, Md. (January 8, 2014) – The Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development Office and University of Maryland Extension will host Annie’s Project workshops January 22 - March 26, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro, Md. 

The eight-session course will cover the five areas of Risk Management including:

  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Financial
  • Legal Risk
  • Human Resources

These workshops are open to anyone interested in farm management practices and the course fee of $75 includes all meals and materials. Annie’s Project has been approved for FSA Borrower Training.  For more information, please contact your FSA loan officer.

Registration deadline is January 10. To register visit or call 410-758-0166.

Annie’s Project is designed to empower women in agriculture to manage information systems used in critical decision-making processes and to build local networks throughout the state. Class attendees include women in agriculture with a passion for business and involvement in the farm operation.

For those in the agriculture community interested in more information contact Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Development Specialist at: 301-432-4782 or


About the Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development  

Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit for more information.


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