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Women in Ag: Leading. Linking. Learning.

United Community Bank, the NDSU Extension Agency and the American Trust Center have joined forces to present area women with an agriculture focused program designed to educate women of all backgrounds to become better agribusiness managers and partners.  The program, inspired by nationally known ‘Annie’s Project’ focuses on the five major categories of risk: Human Resources, Financial Risk, Insurance, Market Risk and Succession Planning.

The course schedule varies throughout the fall and winter and participants can choose to take advantage of the full program or an individual course.

Course schedule is as follows:

WOMEN IN AG SOCIAL: October 29, 6pm – Off the Vine

Join us for an appetizer and wine pairing and the opportunity to engage with other agriculture focused females and participate in an activity geared towards communication on the farm, Ellen Bjelland, NDSU Extension Agent, will conduct the Real Colors personality activity. This event is included with any course registration and all program participants are encouraged to attend.

HUMAN RESOURCES: November 7, 5:30pm – North Central Research Center

Christie Jaeger from CommonGround ND will lead a discussion on ag advocacy and sharing the value of agriculture with our peers. Pockets Full of Posies will join us for a succulent planting activity following the education.

MARKET RISK: November 13, 7:30am – Bearscat Bakery

Delicious coffee and donuts will be served alongside a grain marketing discussion and workshop provided by Kayla Burkhart with Dakota Midland Grain. A brief touch on livestock marketing will also be offered by Paige Brummond, Ward County Extension Agency.

FINANCIAL RISK: November  20, 12:00pm – Buffalo Wings & Rings

Enjoy lunch and a discussion on preparing for your loan and planning your budget with Todd Vangsness and Kyle Brossart from United Community Bank.

FARM INSURANCE: December 3, 5:30pm – The Tap Room

Kurt Weninger, Drake Insurance, will discuss the ins and outs of farm insurance, followed by a lager and appetizer pairing.

SUCCESSION PLANNING: December 7, 9:30am – The Foundry

Understanding succession planning is important all stages. Join Pam Andrist, American Trust Center, for a discussion and workshop followed by a craft activity to create your own personalized doormat.

Registration is available online at or via check by contacting Jen at 701-420-5734.




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