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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
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GMO Free USA - 3/31/2015.
GMO Free USA sent a package of Gerber Graduates Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn Snack to a certified lab to test for the presence of GMO material. All of the corn in the veggie dip was determined to have been genetically engineered to be herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready), and the corn contained DNA sequences known to be present in Bt insecticide-producing GMO corn.
Where in the world are GM crops and foods?
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - 3/30/2015.
Herbicide tolerance and insect resistance traits account for almost all of the GM crops grown commercially over the past 20 years. Ten countries account for 98% of the land area in GM crops. Corn, cotton, soy and canola account for 99% of GM acreage worldwide.
Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
Reuters - 3/27/2015.
By Carey Gillam - An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Popular weedkiller deemed carcinogenic: Herbicide may cause cancer, World Health Organization says.
International Business Times - 3/21/2015.
By Ismat Sarah Mangla - The active ingredient in Roundup, one of the world's most popular weed killers – and the most commonly used one in the United States – has been declared a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the WHO, released the results of its review of five herbicides and pesticides on Friday.
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