Local Women Complete Annie’s Project Class

Deborah Cross-Young and Mariah Simoneaux Special to Donaldsonville Chief
L to R: Michele Thibodeaux, Michele Simoneaux, Liz Richard, Sandy Mattingly, Alyse Blanchard, Gabrielle Landry, Mariah Simoneaux, Jamie Rodriguez and Deborah Cross-Young.

Nine women from Assumption and Lafourche Parishes completed Annie’s Project on March 29, 2016. The final class and graduation ceremony were held at the Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter Office in Napoleonville.

Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. The target audience is farm and ranch women with a passion for business and involvement. The class was made possible through the efforts of Capital Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) and Acadiana RC&D, along with USDA/NRCS, LSU AgCenter, First South Farm Credit, American Sugar Cane League, Assumption Farm Bureau and Gowan Company.

Annie’s Project is designed to empower farm and ranch women to manage information systems used in critical decision-making processes and to build local networks throughout the state. Many local business men and women served as guest speakers during the five week class.

Completing the class were Michele Thibodeaux, Michele Simoneaux, Liz Richard, Sandy Mattingly, Alyse Blanchard, Gabrielle Landry, Mariah Simoneaux, Jamie Rodriguez and Joy Mullady. For more information on Annie’s Project please contact State Coordinator Deborah Cross-Young at (225) 281-9470.