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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.

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Across the nation, a robust and inspiring local food movement is gaining momentum but faces critical challenges of overwhelming demand, limited production capacity, lack of infrastructure, and limited access to capital. Meanwhile, as the unsustainability of the industrialized corporate food system becomes increasingly evident, a global food crisis threatens to land on our own shores. Our communities are food insecure.
Land for Maine’s Future bond to support farmers, fishermen, hunters
Bangor Daily News - 10/15/2012.
Question 3 on the Nov. 6 state ballot asks voters to borrow $5 million to restock the Land for Maine’s Future coffers. The program’s diverse portfolio of almost 200 proven successes – which includes preserving family farms, working waterfronts and sportsmen’s paradises – offers ample evidence that voting yes represents a sound investment.
Global food prices to spike, reserves to plummet in 2013
Grist - 10/15/2012.
By Philip Bump – If you’re eating something right now, you’re going to want to stop. Not because this post is gross. Because you might want to save that to eat when the world runs out of food in a few months.
Study to look at seafood distribution to food hubs
Portland Press Herald - 10/15/2012.
By Jessica Hall – Coastal Enterprises Inc., which provides funding and business support to small and mid-sized businesses, said on Saturday it would launch a two-year study with Wholesome Wave to identify the best ways to integrate Maine seafood into the northeast regional food hub system and make it more widely available to consumers.
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