Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


The Farmer's Office Julia Shanks, MBA'06

Julia Shanks founder of Julia Shanks Food Consulting, works with restaurant, food, and agricultural entrepreneurs to guide their business strategy and grow financial sustainability. Julia emails, “My book, The Farmer’s Office: Tools, Tips, and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business, was published this year. It came out of my work with farmers, helping them improve their bookkeeping skills, understand financial reports, and maintain records. I realized that to help farmers succeed, they need to hone their business skills and think like entrepreneurs. With a thriving farm economy, we’ll all benefit—and eat better.”