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Paperback – 288 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 532 Grams
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718166
Pub. Date: 2016-09-01

About the Author

Julia Shanks

Julia Shanks is a chef, serial entrepreneur and pilot whose passion for food preparation began when she was 12 years old and determined to bake, sauté and steam her way through the complete set of Time-Life Cookbooks. After college, she honed her culinary talents working in restaurants around the country, developing a taste for fresh, local and seasonal foods and "farm-to-table" cuisine. Today, Julia consults with restaurants, farms and food producers helping them maximize profits. She lectures on sustainable food systems and farm accounting, sits on the advisory board of Future Chefs, and is the regional leader of Slow Money Boston.

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The Farmer's Office

Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business

by Julia Shanks



You decided to become a farmer because you love being outside, working the land and making a difference in the way we eat and farm.

And when you decided to become a farmer, you also became an entrepreneur and business person. In order to be ecologically and financially sustainable, you must understand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping, and learn how to manage a growing business.

Author Julia Shanks distills years of teaching and business consulting with farmers into this comprehensive, accessible guide. She covers all aspects of launching, running and growing a successful farm business through effective bookkeeping and business management, providing tools to make managerial decisions, apply for a loan or other financing, and offering general business and strategy advice for growing a business.

Whether you've been farming for many years or just getting started, The Farmer's Office gives you the tools needed to think like an entrepreneur and thoughtfully manage your business for success.

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