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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
Library program examines how farmers, consumers connect through CSAs
Village Soup - 3/17/2009.
Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi of Village Farm in Freedom and Tom Griffin of Hope’s Edge Farm in Hope will discuss community supported agriculture at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. They will explain their hopes to connect farms, farmers and consumers throughout the Midcoast.
Readers peck away at chicken issues
Portland Press Herald - 3/16/2009.
Letters – While I was delighted to see Staff Writer Ray Routhier's article on raising chickens ("Bawk this way," March 1), I was very disappointed to see the story end with a recommendation that people buy chicken feed with antibiotics in it.
Seed sales sprouting in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Even as sleet and snow still pelt frozen Maine, sales at the state’s seed companies and distributors are shooting through the roof. They are being pushed by two forces: the growing consumer demand for locally grown food and economic hard times. “Home garden sales are off the wall,” Joann Matuzas, who runs the retail store at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, said Wednesday. “We are up 50 percent, and obviously, the economy has something to do with it.”
Farm keeps alive tradition of tapping trees
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Abigail Curtis – The subfreezing cold one afternoon last week slowed the flow of sap from the Aldermere Farm maple trees, but it couldn’t keep the smile from Kazan Kibler’s face.
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