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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

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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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
Pennsylvania Added 300 Farms Last Year
Lancaster Farming - 2/27/2017.
The report on farms and land in farms was released Feb. 17. A farm is “any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or would normally be sold during the year.”
Reverb Community: The Hancock Family and Farm Pedals
Reverb - 2/27/2017.
By Peter Schu - Everything Geof Hancock and his family do is homegrown. In the summer they run Hancock Family Farm in Casco, Maine, growing vegetables organically for the local CSA program and farmers’ market circuit. In the winter Geof builds over a hundred effects pedals by hand, while his wife makes guitar straps. They sell them on Reverb and put the profit back into the farm.
USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff
Capital Press - 2/24/2017.
By Carol Ryan Dumas - USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has extended the comment period on a proposed organic checkoff to April 19 to “ensure that interested persons have sufficient time to review and comment on the proposal.”
New national group to provide organic farmers' voice unveiled at MOSES
LaCross Tribune - 2/24/2017.
By Mike Tighe - A new, national organization billed as a “clear, unified voice” for organic farmers made its debut Friday during the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference at the La Crosse Center.
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