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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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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
Bicentennial Bovine
The Cornucopia Institute - 11/24/2017.
By Rachel Zegerius - It was a very sad day in the late 70s when I watched the cows leave the farm after the bottom went out of milk prices. I never anticipated that they would return,” remembers Jane Bell.
A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm
The Washington Post - 11/23/2017.
By Caitlin Dewey - The hours were better at her nonprofit jobs. So were the benefits. But two years ago, the 32-year-old Liz Whitehurst – who graduated from a liberal arts college and grew up in the Chicago suburbs – abandoned Washington for this three-acre farm in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Wood Prairie Family Farm wins coveted Green Thumb Award
WAGM-TV8 - 11/22/2017.
Wood Prairie Family Farm in Aroostook County, Maine, has won a 2018 Green Thumb Award for The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States.
Pigs and acorns make an intriguing mix for farmer
Concord Monitor - 11/22/2017.
By David Brooks - On Snow Brook Farm in Eaton, as on many New Hampshire farms, there’s a desire to take agriculture back to its natural roots. When it comes to feeding pigs, the farm’s owners have taken to using plants that aren’t even part of agriculture.
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