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Financial literacy series supports southern Illinois women in agriculture

MURPHYSBORO, Ill.— There are uncertainties with agriculture finances, but through a financial literacy series offered by Illinois Extension, women in agriculture can be prepared.

Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options is a four-part program through Annie's Project, which empowers women in agriculture to be successful through education, networks, and resources.

The program will cover different aspects of financial records and documents each week. Topics include balance sheet construction and analysis, cash flow and keeping financial records, income statements and measuring profitability, and evaluating and adjusting cash leases.

The series will meet four times in March, with two in-person and two virtual sessions. Dates and locations for the program include:

  • Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. (Jackson County Extension Office)

  • Thursday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. (virtual session)

  • Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. (virtual session)

  • Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. (Franklin County Extension Office)

The series is free, but registration is required. For more details or to register, call (618) 687-1727 or visit

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact Katie Bell at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

WRITER: Heather Willis, marketing and communications coordinator,, (618) 357-2126

SOURCE: Katie Bell, local food and small farms educator,, (618) 687-1727

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