Local Annie’s Project offers information and fellowship

A local chapter of Annie’s Project met last month to discuss common boundary and easement issues. It was the fourth of six classes scheduled for this year’s group, which is comprised of 10 women and is the first ever to meet in Sweet Grass county. 

Started at the University of Illinois, Annie’s Project is an educational program designed to help women strengthen their roles on modern farms and ranches. 

“Farming is a complex business and more farm women are becoming active business partners in their operations,” according to the organization’s website. 

Thursday’s meeting was led by Paige Dringman, who lectured on a number of legal issues regarding fences and boundaries, public and private access, easements, licenses and trespassing. 

Bonita Cremer, who came up with the idea for a local chapter last year, said she is enthused with the project’s turnout.

“It’s a good opportunity for women to come together and share with one another, and to become better business partners.” 

Cremer is president of the Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau, which sponsors the Annie’s Project program.

By CHRIS AIKEN / Pioneer reporter

 

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