Jan/Feb/March 2006 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Cover Story…1

Putting Farming Back in the Driver's Seat (first in a series on how officials in Woodbury County, Iowa, are working  to make local, sustainable farming an economic engine in the region)

Commentary…2

• Q & A with Richard Levins: Act big or get out
• Dave Serfling: 1959-2006
• Why I continue farming (and why you should care)

Myth Buster Box…6

• Soil erosion & petroleum-based fertilizers

News Briefs…7

• Ganging up for sol stewardship
• Big farms, big checks
• Generation gap
• Who's behind your food?

LSP News… 8

• Capitol breakfast
• Sister Kathleen Mary Kiemen joins LSP board
• Johnson & Johnson serve internships
• Farm Beginnings accepting applications
• Hunger, farming & policy
• Get grounded with LIVE-WIRE
• Local food systems

Food Labeling…10

• Will USDA pass on grass?
• How we can get a good grass-fed label

Farm Beginnings…11

• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Lyle Kruse

Policy Update…12

• Dairy investment credit, beginning farmer assistance advance in Minnesota Legislature
• LSP airs spots on the importance of local democracy
• Taking a stewardship message to D.C.

Food & Farm Connection…14

• Food Alliance Midwest recognizes 'Keepers of the Vision' for 2006
• Focus groups: A 'good deal' means fresh, local
• Food Alliance at State Fair Aug. 29
• Edwards serving Food Alliance Midwest internship

2006 Stewardship Food Network…20

• Do you want to be listed in the Network?
• 2006 CSA Directory
• LSP's local food initiatives

Review…29

Simply in Season: Recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods in the spirit of More-with-Less

Opportunities/Resources…30

Voices package
• Youth farming
• Youth farming
• WEI internships
• Salting away liquid assets
• Support LSP in your workplace
• Ear to the Ground podcast offers an audio journey through LSP's work
• 'Family Farms' art show

Stewardship Calendar…32