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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.

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By Sharon Kiley Mack – Machias: “We are the only business where our product goes out of the yard and we have no idea what we are getting paid for it,” Ray Wright of The Wright Place dairy farm in Clinton said Wednesday.
Procedural problem threatens food safety bill
Bangor Daily News - 12/2/2010.
By Lyndsey Layton – Washington: A procedural problem is threatening to derail a landmark food safety measure passed by the Senate on Tuesday, sending congressional leaders scrambling to figure out a way to get the bill enacted into law by the end of the lame-duck session this month.
Judge orders genetically modified sugar beets pulled
Los Angeles Times - 12/1/2010.
By Marc Lifsher – In a decision believed to be the first of its kind in a case involving genetically engineered crops, a federal judge has ordered 256 acres of sugar beets pulled from the ground. The plants were to be used to produce genetically altered seeds for the 2012 sugar beet crop.
Winter markets are hot, hot, HOT
Portland Press Herald - 12/1/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – As folk music filled the cavernous room in the former textile mill on Saturday, a steady stream of shoppers stocked up on everything from parsnips and beets to mussels and goat cheese. Now entering its third season, the Brunswick Winter Market held in Fort Andross has proven that demand for local food doesn't abate in the colder months.
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