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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Extension to Offer Annie’s Project in Taylorville Beginning February 1

“Annie's Project – Education for Farm Women” is being offered by University of Illinois starting in February.  The program looks to empower women in agriculture by holding discussion-based workshops that bring women together to learn from experts to help women develop their management and decision making skills in the dynamic, complex world of agriculture.

Dates of the six session series includes February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 (with a snow date of February 22) with each session running from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Christian County Extension office, 1120 N. Webster Street, Taylorville.

Using several agriculture industry professionals as speakers, Annie’s Project will cover topics that include goal setting, business planning, family communications, keeping track of financial records, interpreting financial information, understanding insurance options (liability, health, life, long-term care, crop, etc.), land values and leases, retirement and estate planning, risk management, FSA & USDA programs, and much more.

The program offers plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting, and connecting with your presenters and fellow participants.  It's a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow, and meet other farm and ranch women.  Registration is $50 and covers the course materials. Space is limited so those interested in attending are encouraged to register soon.

For more information please contact the Christian County Extension office at: 217-287-7246 or to register on-line go to: Farm Credit Illinois, Christian County Farm Bureau, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, and West Sand & Trucking, LLC sponsor Annie’s Project locally.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture,