July/Aug/Sept 2005 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Cover Story…1

• When Ag Policy Goes Good: CSP has the potential to correct many of the wrongs of current commodity programs.
• A CSP primer
• Plowing through the paper
• Take action: Future of CSP may be decided in October

Commentary…2

• From Dust to Voices: Planting in the Dust & Voices of Minnesota Farm Women
More (open) eyes to the acre: What do farmland travelers see?
• Gego aanjitooken manoomin
(Don't change the wild rice)

LSP News…6

• 2005-2006 Farm Beginnings classes begin in October
• Farm Beginnings in Ill., Mo. & Neb.
• Credit workshops in November
• Frances Moore Lappé to speak in Minneapolis Nov. 18
• A more sustainable farm policy
• Anderson, Peterson & Riemann serve internships
• Call for Stewardship Art Gallery entries
• LSP event spotlights democracy, food & farms
• Milo Hansen: 1920-2005

Update: Policy…10

• Local control remains strong: LSP members defend right to protect communities

Update: Western Minnesota…10

• Walking, working, learning as one
• Help farmers left in Katrina's wake

Update: Southeast Minnesota…12

• The Landscape of our dinner plate: Do you know how to value a really 'good' meal?

Update: Twin Cities…13

• Getting the word out
• NPR report on the Internet

Farm Beginnings…14

• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Reagan & Kevin Hulbert

Food & Farm Connection…22

• Minnesota Cooks brings farmers, chefs & consumers together at Minnesota State Fair
• If you grow food…
• If you eat food…
• Food Alliance focus of TV program
• Thousand Hills partners with Food Alliance Midwest
• Food Alliance certified butter#1…again
• Dine Fresh Dine Local: Birchwood & Riverbend forge a local connection
• 2nd Annual Dine Fresh Dine Local Oct. 11 in Twin Cities
• Take a local foods listen
• Stewardship Food Network
• Main Street's local food lion: Alyce Fust's passion for feeding her neighbors good food
• Food handling fact sheets
• Food labeling: USDA chewing the grass-fed cud
• Comment on grass-fed in October

Opportunities/Resources…29

• SARE grant deadline Dec. 1
• Sustainable ag grant deadline Dec. 16
• 2005 Greenbook
• The poop on pasture-raised
• The monarchy of maize
• Husbandry & farms
• Safe direct farming

Myth Buster Box…30

• Global climate change & agriculture

Membership Updates…30

• How LSP measures up
• Give the gift of stewardship this holiday season
• Support LSP in your workplace
• Thank you

Stewardship Calendar…32