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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
Food prices soar in Russia after drought
Grist - 8/25/2010.
By Agence France-Presse – Moscow: Prices of basic foodstuffs like buckwheat and flour have soared in Russia over the past month as the effects of its worst ever drought hit supplies, statistics showed Wednesday.
Is industrial monoculture the real path to sustainable energy?
Treehugger - 8/25/2010.
By Sami Grover – Some have been wondering whether Obama is really on the side of sustainable farming or industrial agriculture. Others, however, are busy wondering whether industrial agriculture really is sustainable farming after all. In a provocative OnEarth Magazine piece written for the NRDC, one reporter argues that large-scale monoculture must be part of the solution to greener farming if we are to have any hope of digging out of the mess we're in.
Turner egg farm not linked to recall
Bangor Daily News - 8/24/2010.
Associated Press – Turner: Maine officials say the largest egg farm in New England is not linked to the massive egg recall involving an Iowa egg farm with the same owner.
Are the eggs sold at my supermarket safe to eat?
Bangor Daily News - 8/24/2010.
By Stephanie Nano – Two large Iowa farms have recalled 550 million eggs because of possible contamination with salmonella. Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are trying to find the cause of the outbreak, but so far haven't pinpointed the source.
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