OSU Extension Office announces Enrollment in Farm/Ranch Management Course for Women

Press Release By: Abbi Goldenberg, OSU Extension Office Ag Educator, Osage County

Women of Osage County have the opportunity to enroll in “Annie’s Project”. This course is designed to provide women with the management and leadership skills necessary to efficiently manage their farm, ranch or agricultural endeavors.

Participants will learn:
• Personality evaluation and how to work with other personalities in your family/business with a hands-on presentation called “StrengthQuest”.
• Working with and managing Millennials.
• Farm Family Financial Management.
• Business Management (Goal Setting, Objective Setting, Evaluation).
• Legal Issues With Property Ownership & Estate Planning.
• Insurance For Family and Business.
• Current Livestock Issues.
• Marketing and Branding your Business.

Participants will receive a leather portfolio, a “jump drive” pre-loaded with Annie’s Project courses and a binder with all the course material. The courses will be held from 10 AM – 2 PM on Fridays beginning August 7, 2015 and continuing through September 18 at the Osage Country Fairgrounds.

Lunch will be served during each course. This is a great opportunity to connect with likeminded women throughout our community.

For more information on this event, contact:

Abbi Goldenberg, OSU Extension Ag Educator in Osage County at 918-287-4170 or abbi.goldenberg@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University and the Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs and services to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability and is an EOE.

Recipe for Chocolate Cheese Cupcakes served by Janice Cranor, Osage County OSU Extension Educator Family & Consumer Sciences at the April seminar

Chocolate Cheese Cupcakes

This tasty recipe was provided to Janice Cranor over 30 years ago by Betty Kloeckler of Checotah, Okla.

Makes 18 cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


1 & ½ C. flour

1 C. sugar

¼ C. cocoa

1 tsp. soda

¼ tsp. salt

Mix all dry ingredients above & add wet ingredients below and beat until smooth.

1 C. water

4 T. vegetable oil

1 T. vinegar

1 tsp. vanilla

Fill muffin tins ½ full. Set aside and mix cream cheese mixture.

1-8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)

1/3 C. sugar

1 egg

6 oz. package chocolate chips

Cream together and place 1 T. on top of chocolate batter in muffin tins. Optional-sprinkle finely chopped nuts on top.

Bake for 25 minutes in 350 degree oven or until the top springs back when touched.

Served at Extension Café-Salsa Savvy-April 2011

Janice M. Cranor, OSU Extension Educator
Family & Consumer Sciences, Osage County