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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 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
Once-stable food prices jump
Maine Sunday Telegram - 5/29/2011.
By Beth Quimby – Freeport: Jody Bennett said about the only food she buys at a supermarket these days is coffee. The Freeport resident is raising her own beef and growing her own vegetables, instead of purchasing such items in the store.
Cost hampers soup kitchens’ ability to feed clients
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2011.
By Scott Monroe – Palmyra: They opened lunch at the soup kitchen with prayer. In front of a dozen people on Tuesday, pastor Herb Pearl read a Bible verse about loving your neighbor as yourself.
Lincoln officials to revisit regulations on animal ownership
Bangor Daily News - 5/28/2011.
By Nick Sambides Jr. – Lincoln: Chickens. Ruth Birtz, the town code enforcement supervisor, has had to tell about 15 people, mostly downtown residents, that they cannot keep chickens on their properties due to a town planning regulation that allows only one nonpet animal per every 2 acres of property.
Mushroom certification good for business
Kennebec Journal - 5/27/2011.
Letter by David Spahr – George Smith ("Maine has a mushrooming problem at the State House," May 11) has facts and the issues wrong. I am a member of the task force on mushroom certification and the Maine Mycological Association. Smith incorrectly stated all foragers need certification; only foragers selling to restaurants and other venues that sell to the public would need certification.
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