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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
Two big announcements at Agricultural Trades Show
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2011.
By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Products weren't the only thing attracting Agricultural Trades Show attendees Tuesday. Politics did, too, including the announcement of an open-space campaign and a study touting the economic benefits of organic agriculture. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association released a study Tuesday saying Maine's organic producers generate at least $36.6 million in sales, support 1,600 jobs and keep 41,000 acres of farmland in organic production annually.
First-day attendees heap on the praise at agriculture meet
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2011.
By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Helen Carlson of Dresden came to Agricultural Trades Show on Tuesday to learn more about flowers. The 80-year-old said she and her husband, Benhard, 83, have been farming all their lives, raising dairy cows and selling vegetables at a roadside farmstand.
Three cheers for organic farming
The Times Record - 1/12/2011.
Editorial – Looking for something to cheer you up on this blizzardy day? Here’s a news item from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association that calls for celebration: It’s an economic study written by Jed Beach that underscores the growing importance of organic farming in Maine.
Study shows organic farm numbers grow in Maine
Sun Journal - 1/12/2011.
AP – Augusta: An organic farming association has released a study showing Maine's organic farmers generate more than $36 million in annual sales and support 1,600 jobs.
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