- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota State University Extension is offering a series of courses aimed at helping women in agriculture.

Topics include farm record-keeping, marketing, communication skills, insurance, and retirement and estate planning. The series of six classes begins Oct. 7 at the Tribal Wellness Center in Eagle Butte.

The courses are part of Annie’s Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states. The program is named for an Illinois woman who ran a farm and raised six children in the 1950s.

The deadline to register in Oct. 2. The cost is $150 per person and could be reduced for tribal members from Intertribal Agriculture Council.

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