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Delivering Annie’s Project in ND Electronically By: Willie Huot State Project Coordinator. Empowering women to become better business partners. 2006 Program in ND. Partnered with Minnesota Funded largely by a RMA grant Delivered to 5 sites Fargo, Grand Forks, Grafton, Minot, Jamestown

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Delivering annie s project in nd electronically by willie huot state project coordinator

Delivering Annie’s Project in ND

Electronically

By: Willie Huot

State Project Coordinator


Delivering annie s project in nd electronically by willie huot state project coordinator

Empowering women to become better business partners


2006 program in nd

2006 Program in ND

  • Partnered with Minnesota

  • Funded largely by a RMA grant

  • Delivered to 5 sites

    • Fargo, Grand Forks, Grafton, Minot, Jamestown

      • 95 participants In ND

  • Registration fees: $50.00


2006 sites

2006 Sites

  • Two sites with all local presenters

  • Three sites with presentations done via IVN


What we learned about electronic delivery

What we learned about electronic delivery

  • Can be used as an effective delivery tool

  • Greatly reduces costs

  • Can be challenging if used exclusively for the delivery method

  • Requires scheduling many months in advance

  • Requires special skills for presenters


2007 program in nd

2007 Program in ND

  • No grant funds

  • Partnered with private businesses

  • Delivered to sixteen sites in ND

  • Enrollment of 300 participants

  • Registration fees of $100.00


State wide sponsors

State Wide Sponsors

2007


State wide sponsorships minimum 1 000

State Wide Sponsorships (Minimum: $1,000)

  • Help pay the overall costs of project

    • Software

    • Portfolios

    • Marketing & Promotion

    • Speaker fees/honorariums

    • Site expenses (except for food/meals)


Local sponsorships

Local Sponsorships

  • Help offset local meal costs for participants

  • Provide for some scholarships

  • No minimum $ amount or deadline


Sponsor recognition

State wide

Recognition on all promotional pieces relating to project.

Local Sponsorships

Recognized locally.

Sponsor recognition


Program delivery

Program Delivery

  • Part of each program delivered over the Interactive Video Network

  • Part of each program delivered at each location by local professionals

  • Each session approximately 3 hours long

  • Each session begins with light meal to foster networking and sharing within group


Delivering annie s project in nd electronically by willie huot state project coordinator

Local experts


Program content

Program content

  • Human resources, personality profiles

  • Women & finances

  • Farm & ranch financial records

  • Using spreadsheet & other software

  • Crop & livestock marketing

  • Business Plans- Bringing it all together


Delivering annie s project in nd electronically by willie huot state project coordinator

ND Sites for Annie’s Project in 2007


Delivering annie s project in nd electronically by willie huot state project coordinator

Minot Class 2007


2008 project

2008 Project

  • Planned for approximately 300 participants

  • 23 locations

  • Most new sites were in the Western part of the state

  • Registration fee remained @ $100.00

  • No major change in delivery methods

  • Began 3rd week in January


Developed facilitator s manual

Edited by facilitators

Detailed descriptions

Used in 2008

Valuable resource

Reduced “anxiety”

Developed Facilitator’s Manual


Program promotions

Program Promotions

  • Web site: www.ag.ndsu.edu/anniesproject

  • Program brochures

  • Ads (AGWEEK and FARM & RANCH) Newsletters & feature stories

  • Radio advertising

  • Word of mouth


2008 state wide sponsors

2008 State Wide Sponsors


Registration process for 2008

Registration Process for 2008

  • Registrations began in Oct 2007

  • On line: www.ag.ndsu.edu/anniesproject

    • MSWord or PDF

    • List updated daily

  • Cost: $100.00 per person (Must accompany registration application)

  • January 9, 2008 registration deadline

    • $35.00 late fee after this date

  • Classes began week of January 21, 2008


  • What past participants have said

    What past participants have said

    • “Farming is a partnership between husband and wife, not just the husband’s career”

    • “I changed my mind about letting my husband make all the marketing decisions. I fee the best decisions will now be made jointly”

    • “Every women in farming should take this course. The knowledge, sharing and empowerment are priceless!!

    • I wish I would have known all this years ago!!


    Financial overview

    Financial Overview

    • No Extension staff receive additional $$ for being involved in the project

    • Non Extension presenters receive honorariums

    • $100.00 registration fees pay for about 75% of participant’s cost (No complaints about registration fee)


    Financial overview continued

    Financial Overview (Continued)

    • Statewide sponsorships generates $7500 - $10,000 per year (Farm Credit Services & North Dakota Grain Growers)

    • Local sponsors @ each site pay for all meals

    • All revenues from registrations & state sponsors sent to central location.

    • Counties receive reimbursement for:

      • Room/lab rent, copying costs, misc. expenses


    Keys for successful program delivery

    Keys for Successful Program Delivery

    • Very committed staff

    • In-Service training (two per year)

    • State-wide plan for promotion, administration & coordination

    • Partnering with the private sector

      • Statewide & Local sponsors

    • Website www.ag.ndsu.edu/anniesproject

    • Work closely with Annie’s Project founders!!


    Questions

    Questions???


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