Julia Shanks is the author of The Farmer’s Office, a book that coaches farmers to think like entrepreneurs and businesspeople. It provides tools for bookkeeping and financial management geared specifically for farmers. The second edition will be released in 2024. Julia received her MBA from Babson College, Magna Cum Laude, in the United States, and has taught graduate and undergraduate accounting classes at Babson College. She continues to educate farmers and business advisors on topics of farm finances and financial management. She also co-authored The Farmers Market Cookbook which draws on her 15 years working as a professional chef.