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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
Study finds GM corn disturbs immune system of mice
Organic Consumers - 12/24/2008.
Italy's National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition recently published a report online in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry documenting significant disturbances in the immune system of young and old mice that have been fed the genetically modified corn MON 810.
Bee learning behavior affected by eating toxin from GE corn
Organic Consumers - 12/24/2008.
A recent study found that honey bees fed on the active form of purified Cry1Ab protein, the genetically modified protein found in GM Bt corn, can be affected in the learning responses necessary to associate nectar sources with odorants.
Maine Farmland Trust eyes $1m loan to buy land
Kennebec Journal - 12/24/2008.
Maine Farmland Trust soon will receive a special $1 million loan from the Maine Community Foundation. Funds will be used to support the Trust's "buy/protect/sell" program, through which it purchases farms threatened by development.
(Maine) shrimp’s jumbo appeal
Bangor Daily News - 12/24/2008.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It also happens to be the holiday season, but in this specific instance we’re talking about wild Maine shrimp, the tiny, briny delicacy harvested in the Gulf of Maine during the coldest winter months.
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