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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
New Partnership Helps Farming Veterans
WABI-TV - 7/23/2015.
By Brenna Kelly - A new partnership to help veterans in the farming community took off Thursday in Swanville. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed at Ireland Hill Farms. [The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will promote ag products grown or processed by military veterans in the state.]
U.S. House passes anti-GMO labeling law
CNBC - 7/23/2015.
By Carey Gillam, Reuters - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont.
BREAKING: You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers
Organic Consumers - 7/23/2015.
By Katherine Paul - Today, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.
Obituary: William F. Noon – 1949-2015
Portland Press Herald - 7/23/2015.
William F. Noon (Bill) passed away on July 15, 2015, at his home with his family, after a year and a half battle with a very rare and aggressive Lymphoma. He endured cancer care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where the committed doctors did everything they could to try to cure him. He had the incredible grit to stay on his feet to the day before his death.
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