No. 1, 2013, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3
• The Dust Bowl's gritty reality

In Memory…5
• Jim Koplin: 1933-2012

Myth Buster…6
• Diverse crop rotations & profits

LSP News…7
• 2013 Family Farm Breakfast
• 2013 CSA Directory
Look Who's Knockin' in St. Paul
• Kingstrom joins LSP board
• New LSP staff, interns
• LSPers recognized

Policy & Organizing…10
• Frac sand regulation at the Legislature
• Winona County mines doing EIS
• Health care exchange approved
• National BFRDP meeting
• What happened to the Farm Bill?
• Taking a stewardship message to D.C.
• Wage theft cases & the U of M
• Immigration reform
• Immigrant-Minority Farmer Conference

Farm Beginnings…16
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
2013-2014 Farm Beginnings course
• LSP Farmer Network
• LSP Journeyperson Course launched
• Is farming your future?
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Bryan Crigler & Katelyn Foerster

Community Based Food Systems…22
• Big Stone cooking classes
• Getting at the source
• A community supported future
• China supported agriculture

Profits from Perennials…27
• Cover crops in southeast Minnesota
• Soil Health, Profits & Resiliency web page
• Want to see the prairie strips in Iowa?

Reviews…28
The Town That Food Saved
Salt Sugar Fat
Roll Me Up & Smoke Me When I Die

Membership Update…30
• A virtual LSP
• Soil Health, Profits & Resiliency special report
• In memory & in honor
• Thanks to our volunteers
• Get current with LIVE-WIRE
• Ear to the Ground
• LSP in the news
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32