Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now

Annie's Project

University of Wyoming Extension

Annie’s Project is a program for women in agriculture with a passion for business and being involved in their family operations. The first sessions offered in Wyoming were in 2011 in Lusk and Torrington when UW Extension partnered with Wyoming Women in Ag and the USDA Risk Management Agency to offer the programs. The response was enthusiastic, so more programs are planned.

Annie’s Project is based on a woman who grew up in a small farm community with the goal of marrying a farmer, and she did. Annie spent her life learning how to be an involved partner with her husband. Annie’s Project is designed to empower women to manage information systems used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks throughout the community and state.

Annie's Project

Reflections from Participants

Each program is designed as a six week course especially for agricultural women to help them develop management and decision making skills and build peer relationships. Sessions include brief presentations and discussions focus on the participant’s questions. About a third of each program is dedicated to discussion. The program provides an opportunity to learn from agriculture professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

A typical program would include information in the areas of financial records, production records, marketing plans and risk management, legal/regulatory issues, records and documentation, human resources, and time management.

Gretchen GasvodaAnnie’s Project is organized by UW Extension offices around the state. To find out about classes, contact Gretchen Gasvoda, UW Extension Educator, at (307) 568-4160 or

County Classes

Annie’s Project is a course especially for women who work in and around ag. Sessions in the six-week program include brief presentations and discussions focused on the participants' questions.  Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and connect with other women in similar situations to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their operations. Session topics vary widely according to local interest but cover the broad topic areas of

  1. Financial risk,
  2. Production risk,
  3. Marketing risk,
  4. Legal risk and 
  5. Human resource risk


Supporters and Organizers

Annie’s Project is organized by UW Extension with backing from Wyoming Women in Ag and financially supported by Farm Credit Services of America. Past support has come from the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (using funds from USDA and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture) and many local supporters.

Farm Credit Services
Western Center for Risk Management Education

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon