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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Julia Shanks
Julia Shanks
The Farmer's Office by Julia Shanks

Advanced Business Planning with Julia Shanks
February 25, 2018
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
30 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine
$100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm.

This full-day workshop is designed to help established and beginning farmers understand the financials of their business and learn how to make informed decisions to increase profits. It is best suited for those with at least one year of farming or similar experience. The goals of the workshop are to plan for profit, examine YOUR farm enterprises, better understand financial statements and learn about recordkeeping.

Instructor Julia Shanks is the author of "The Farmer's Office: Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business." She works with farmers throughout New England to develop bookkeeping systems and manage their businesses for profitability and growth.

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Chemical Safety Bill Could Help Protect Monsanto Against Legal Claims
The New York Times - 2/29/2016.
By Eric Lipton - Washington: Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits, the giant biotechnology company Monsanto last year received a legislative gift from the House of Representatives, a one-paragraph addition to a sweeping chemical safety bill that could help shield it from legal liability for a toxic chemical only it made.
How a Chinese acquisition could put genetically modified foods on menu
Christian Science Monitor - 2/29/2016.
By Stuart Leavenworth - Beijing: State-owned ChemChina plans to purchase Syngenta, a Swiss producer of pesticides and genetically engineered seeds. If finalized, the $43 billion deal would be China’s largest overseas acquisition to date, possibly easing domestic concerns over the introduction here of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
No, GMO Labeling Won’t Increase Food Prices
EcoWatch - 2/29/2016.
By Scott Faber - William James, the father of modern psychology, once said, “There’s nothing so absurd, that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” This must be the strategy of genetically engineered or GMO labeling opponents who continue to falsely claim that labeling will cost the average family $500 a year.
Local food co-op a good, economic option for those food dollars
Bangor Daily News - 2/28/2016.
By Julia Bayly - Fort Kent - According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household in this country spends about 13 percent of its annual income on groceries. For many, making those food dollars stretch as far as possible is a priority that often means hitting sales at large chain or big-box stores. Stacey Martin, manager of the Market Street Co-op in Fort Kent, believes there is a better, healthier alternative that is just as cost efficient.
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