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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
The Exxons of agriculture
Grain - 9/30/2015.
Fertiliser companies are among the world's top climate villains, a new report from GRAIN asserts. Their products could be responsible for up to 10% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not to mention the damage wreaked on waterways, soils and the ozone layer. But policies to transition agriculture out of its current dependence on chemical fertilisers are being undermined by the fertiliser industry's lobby efforts.
A tiny but delicious crop of Asian pears is growing in Maine
Portland Press Herald - 9/30/2015.
By Peggy Grodinsky - Will the fruit take root here? A few farms are experimenting to see what varieties might thrive.
This year, it's an apple bonanza at Maine orchards
Portland Press Herald - 9/30/2015.
By Kevin Miller - The crop is so plentiful that tree branches are bent to the ground, growers' stockpiles may last into the spring and picking your own is a breeze.
Making Granola from Sunshine: New GrandyOats Facility to be 100 Percent Solar Powered
PV Solar Report - 9/30/2015.
For the last 14 years, GrandyOats has been producing its granola products from a historic dairy farm in Maine. However, the time has come for the company to move into a larger home, and they are going in solar style. Keeping with the spirit of the company, they are moving to an abandoned elementary school, which has been closed for the last 6 years.
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