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University of Maryland Extension and County Department of Business Development to Host Annie's Project Workshops

Learn farm management practices, plan for your farm’s future, and build your network

Hagerstown, Md. (January 7, 2016) – The Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development office is pleased to announce the University of Maryland Extension will host Annie’s Projectworkshops January 20 - March 23, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the University Maryland Extension – Washington County, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.   

Annie’s Project workshops are designed for women with a passion for business and involvement in the farm operation. Classes focused from a woman’s perspective help participants build local networks throughout the state.

The eight-session course will cover topics including:

  • Business Planning and Technology
  • Human Resources   
  • Farm Safety and Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Estate Planning and more

Cost for the workshop is $75. 

For those in the agriculture community interested in more information contact Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Development Specialist at: 301-432-4782 or



About the Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development  

Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit for more information.

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