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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
The heirloom, pre-Civil War grains at the heart of southern cooking
The Atlantic - 3/18/2012.
By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, meets two of South Carolina's growers and chefs who are leading the return to 19th-century seeds and methods. Glenn Roberts began growing his own grain in 1998, after observing that many classic southern recipes can't be cooked with contemporary varieties of grains.
Buying club offers local food online
Kennebec Journal - 3/18/2012.
By Mechele Cooper – Gardiner: Supporting local farmers and eating fresh, locally grown organic food are priorities for Veronique Vendette. Vendette, of Gardiner, is a member of an online buying club for locally grown food, the first big project of a grassroots organization that hopes to open a permanent storefront "food hub" downtown.
Maple madness
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/18/2012.
By Ray Routhier – Maine Maple Sunday has gotten so big that Michael Bryant has to hire a traffic cop to control the congestion caused by the thousands of cars heading to his sugar house in the tiny town of Newfield.
Will pollinators be there when you need them?
Bangor Daily News - 3/17/2012.
By Reeser Manley – Whether this will be your first vegetable gardening season or your 50th, your success with many crops will depend on the timely presence of pollinators. It is hard to imagine a successful gardening season without these industrious insects at work in the garden.
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