No. 1, 2012 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Health care from the ground up

30 Years of LSP…4

• Dana Jackson infects a new generation
• A farm as natural habitat

LSP News…6

2012 CSA Farm Directory
• New Twin Cities office roof
• LSP podcast
• Members discuss policy priorities
• Farm Beginnings 2012-2013
• Staff & intern updates
• New board members
• Making land connections

Policy & Organizing…10

• Sand mining's unstable foundation
• Health care reform
• Faces in the (health care) crowd
• 2 paths, 2 visions for an exchange
• Crop insurance's disastrous mission creep
• Why the interim ordinance matters
• Local control under attack
• Gov. Dayton supports local control

Farm Beginnings…18

• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land listings
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Kristianna Gehant & Nick Siddens
• Q & A: Play hits home for one farmer
• Spring-summer workshops

Passing It On…24

• Pangracs & Olsons: A farm transition that can weather a rainy day

Community Based Food Systems…26

• Collaborative marketing workshop
• Clinton Kitchen equipment donation
• Urban ag plan advances
• Figuring your transportation costs

Reviews…28

Made to Stick
Scripture, Culture & Agriculture
Food & Faith

Membership Update…30

• New vision for ag 30 years in the making
• LSP on the social media circuit
• Volunteer for LSP
• Wear your support on your back
• In memory & in honor
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32