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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Unity, Maine

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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
No longer just chicken feed: Non-GMO feed market growing
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 4/29/2016.
By Ken Roseboro - The growing market for non-GMO verified meat, poultry, dairy, and egg products is increasing demand for non-GMO animal feed products. More feed suppliers are getting their products verified, but the new non-GMO feed market faces challenges such as oversupply and uncertain consumer demand.
Farm Storage Loans Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 4/29/2016.
Small and mid-scale family farms operating in burgeoning local and regional food markets received some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that their Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program can now help finance portable storage structures, portable equipment, and storage and handling trucks in addition to continuing its longstanding capacity to finance stationary crop and cold storage on-farm facilities.
Penobscot couple specialize in native, organic seedlings
The Ellsworth American - 4/29/2016.
By Taylor Bigler - The seeds of Penobscot Potting Shed were planted not here in Maine, but in South Korea, where Andy and Tania Felger met while both were teaching in Seoul.
Pingree, chefs, business pros head to Cuba on an organic mission
Bangor Daily News - 4/29/2016.
By Kathleen Pierce - Growing organic fruits and vegetables is a choice in this country. But in Cuba, a decades-long trade embargo coupled with a food crisis after the collapse of the Soviet Union has made it a necessity. And it’s one that could change as diplomatic relations on this nearby island are re-established.
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