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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
Investors plant the seeds for slow money
Portland Press Herald - 8/18/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – While brokers tempt investors with derivatives, hedge funds and collateralized debt obligations that are able to zip around the globe at lightening speed, venture capitalist Woody Tasch wants to see a return to a slow but steady gold standard with more long-term security than a blue chip stock.
Maine Ingredient: the time is right for tomatoes
Portland Press Herald - 8/18/2010.
By Brooke Dojny – This seems to be shaping up to be a wonderful summer for tomatoes here in Maine – much better than last year, thank goodness, when blight hit much of the crop.
Doctor’s orders in Maine: eat your veggies
Bangor Daily News - 8/18/2010.
By David Sharp – Portland: Physicians long have told patients fighting obesity to eat their fruits and vegetables. Now they’re writing prescriptions for it. Health care providers are offering vouchers worth $1 per day to members of low-income families in Maine and Massachusetts participating in a new program.
UK backs down on healthy school food
The Atlantic - 8/18/2010.
By Marion Nestle – The new conservative government in Great Britain is doing all it can to promote unhealthy eating. First, it backed down on traffic-light food labels. Then, it took the food label regulatory functions away from its too-interventionist Food Standards Agency. Now, it is reneging on regulations requiring schools to serve healthier foods.
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