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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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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
Old Maine farmhouse finds new life as farm-to-table café
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2017.
By Lauren Abbate - It’s not as if Heather Donahue and her husband Doug didn’t have enough on their plate when they decided to open the Farm House, a farm to table cafe and store, on their small dairy farm, Balfour Farm, earlier this summer.
Waldo County Extension Association Annual Meeting and Tour of Highland Blueberry Farm
Bangor Daily News - 8/18/2017.
By UMaine Cooperative Extension - On Wednesday August 30th at 5:30, Waldo County Extension Association will hold their annual meeting at Highland Blueberry Farm at 94 Old County Rd in Stockton Springs. The event will begin with a farm tour, followed by light snacks and a brief annual meeting with an introduction to Cooperative Extension in Waldo County.
The results of our biomonitoring study are in!
Silent Spring Institute - 8/17/2017.
It’s been a busy and exciting summer here at Silent Spring. We received the first batch of results from our Detox Me Action Kit project – our crowdsourced biomonitoring study on people’s exposure to common household toxic chemicals. About 150 participants received their results earlier this month, and more reports are due out soon. Thank you to everyone who took the time to pee in a cup, ship us your samples, fill out a questionnaire, and help make this project a reality. We had nearly 300 participants sign up in all, well beyond our initial goal.
Collusion Or Coincidence? Records Show EPA Efforts To Slow Herbicide Review Came In Coordination With Monsanto
Huffington Post - 8/17/2017.
By Carey Gillam - Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide. Notably, the records demonstrate that the EPA efforts came at the behest of Monsanto, and that EPA officials were helpful enough to keep the chemical giant updated on their progress.
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