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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.

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By Denis Thoet – It's a nice coincidence that the end of our farming year is pretty much the end of our financial year, so we can run the numbers and start making plans for next year. The big picture is that our one acre-plus garden produced almost 9,000 pounds of food out of 35 different kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Can’t eat the view? Wait for final vote
Portland Press Herald - 1/9/2009.
A Scarborough gardener's proposal to create an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn is leading one online contest and in the top 15 of a second as Barack Obama's Inauguration Day approaches.
Family farmers demand real change
Common Dreams - 1/9/2009.
As President-elect Barack Obama confronts the current economic crisis, in the shadows lurks an issue that demands equal attention, despite it's low profile during the campaign: agriculture.
Eat the stimulus
Grist - 1/9/2009.
Investing in a new food system should be part of the economic-spending package.
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