July/Aug/Sept 2002 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Cover Story…1

• Rotating in a New Generation: It's one thing to teach someone the techniques of farming. It's quite another to plant the seeds of sustainable success.
• Want to participate in Farm Beginngs?

Commentary…2

• An argument for regional economics
• Letters: Good, but long-winded; Steward of the table; Canaries in a corn mine
• What's on your mind?

LSP News…5

• Foods Guide for the Upper Minnesota River Valley now available
• Conservation Security Program fact sheets available
• Judge orders review of turkey confinement
• Missouri hog farmers hosted by LSP
• Corporate vampires
• Photos from LSP's 20th Anniversary Celebration
• A special thank you to everyone who made the 20th Anniversary Celebration possible

Policy Update…7

• Public research…public goods

Southeast Minnesota Update…8

• Farm Beginnings: the next step

Twin Cities Update…9

• Reaching new audiences
• Praise for The Farm as Natural Habitat

Food & Farm Connection…12

• Great foods-great stewardship, easier than ever to find
• New MWFA address
• Volunteers needed
• Are you a potential MWFA farmer?
• MWFA & Minnesota Grown
• Midwest Food Alliance Retailers
• New MWFA Marketing Coordinator

Opportunities/Resources…17

Membership Update…17

• Support LSP in your workplace
• LSP announces the publication of The Farm as Natural Habitat
• Get the latest in stewardship fashion

Stewardship Calendar…20