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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
Watchdogs: List fumigant as cancerous
The Californian - 8/30/2013.
By D. L. Taylor - Two days before a deadline to submit comments on a regulator’s plan to bolster restrictions on a fumigant [chloropicrin] important to Monterey County’s $785 million strawberry industry, a coalition of pesticide watchdog groups, researchers and physicians filed a letter urging the chemical be officially listed as a cancer-causing compound.
Clean, safe food shouldn't be a privilege
The Working Waterfront - 8/30/2013.
By Sandy Oliver - Take a bowl and put some yogurt into it, and then a scoop of granola (homemade) and then wander out to the garden, where just inside the gate there is a row of fraise des bois, or Alpine strawberries, and pick the softest, ripest, most aromatic ones and drop them into the bowl. Eat. Tender, sweet, juicy contrasts with nutty crunch. Good heavens, what a privilege to eat like that.
Banks Put a Price on Earth's Life Support
Scientific American - 8/30/2013.
By Paul Brown and The Daily Climate - London: It is not easy to put a value on an intact forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.
Could More Efficient Crops Feed a Growing, Warmer World?
Scientific American - 8/30/2013.
By Erin Brodwin - In the shadow of a boisterous debate about the safety of growing crops that have been genetically modified, otherwise known as GMOs, the potential of good old-fashioned crossbreeding has been making quite a stir in the agricultural community.
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