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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
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294 Crosby Brook Road
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
Agriculture organizations reflect on 2016, look ahead to a new year
Bangor Daily News - 12/31/2016.
By Lauren Abbate - Like everything else in 2016, agriculture in Maine faced a series of ups and downs, most notably because of a severe drought that posed a huge challenge for farmers in need of water for crops and livestock.
The dirty secret about your clothes
The Washington Post - 12/30/2016.
By Esha Chhabra - A new crop of small businesses are investing in organic farming, natural dyes and a transparent supply chain that encourages shoppers to think about the effect of their purchases – and they’re selling their products online and in a small but growing number of U.S. stores, from small trendy boutiques to Target.
Embracing the simple life on a Thorndike farm
Bangor Daily News - 12/29/2016.
By Abigail Curtis - For years, John Palumbo and Nyla Bravesnow roamed around Maine, trying to find just the right place to set down their roots.
Maine farmer says race to save rare breed of pig hinges on eating them
Sun Journal - 12/29/2016.
By Patrick Whittle - Susan Frank and her dogs spend their days shepherding hairy, black pigs with names like Bacon, Pork Chop and Yummy around a chunk of Maine woods. Her farm, which raises and fattens the rare American mulefoot hogs for slaughter, is essential to their survival, she believes.
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