No. 3, 2011, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Investing in farming's future
• Why we farm the way we do
• The seeds of wildly successful stewardship

A Remembrance…6

• Nina Leopold Bradley: 1917-2011

Myth Buster…7

• Using crops to produce biofuels does not raise food prices

Policy & Organizing…8

• LSP Twin Cities Cookout
• "2011 Farm Families of the Year"
• Gormans named "Conservation Farmers"
• Resiliency through diversity

Policy & Organizing…10

• CSP snapshot: Arvid & Lois Jovaag
• Legislative Update: Weakened factory farm rules snuck into budget deal
• Taking on corporate abuse
• Social justice through business development
• Bringing D.C. to the farm

 Farm Beginnings…16

• CSA troubleshooting field day
• FB Farm Planning & Skills Assessments
• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Jim & Alison Deutsch

Community Based Food Systems…20

• Crunching local food transport numbers
• Transportation workshop Nov. 8 in Bayport
• Market fresh at the farmers' market

Opportunities/Resources…21

• LSP blog
LIVE-WIRE
• Roundup presentation
Myth Busters series

Profits from Perennials…22

• The grassing of a Midwestern farm

Wildly Successful Farming…24

• Making "working lands" work

Reviews…28

The Biochar Debate
The Nature Principle
Imagination in Place

Membership Update…30

• Creating the future we want
• Joining or renewing?
• Volunteering for LSP
• Workplace giving through MEF
• Continue your land's legacy
• LSP social media
• In memory

Stewardship Calendar…32