No. 3, 2014, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3
• Farmers Can't Do it Alone

Report from the Field…4
• Poisons, Potatoes & People

Myth Buster…5
• Free Trade Agreements are a Windfall for U.S. Agriculture

LSP News…6
• LSP Summer Celebrations
• LSP Staff News
• LSP's LIVE-WIRE E-letter
• Lisa Coons Joins LSP Board
• Farm Art Bowl Nov. 16
• Sign Up for 2015 CSA Directory
• LSP Caps & Shirts

Policy & Organizing…10
• Bataldens are Named White House Champions of Change
• Fair Trade Fly-in
• LSP Meets with Collin Peterson
• Citizens' Board Orders EIS on Dairy
• MPCA Requires Frac Sand Review
• Tell Gov. Dayton to Get Tough on Frac Sand Mining

Farm Transitions…14
• The Promise of Leasing
• Women Caring for the Land & Perennial Opportunities
Farm Transitions Toolkit

Farm Beginnings…16
• Applications for 2014-2015 Classes
• Beginning Farmer Podcasts
• Is Farming in Your Future?
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Bringing Back the Middleman
• LSP's Journeyperson Course
• Community Farmers-Community Bankers

Profits from Perennials…24
• BioBlitzing Simon Lake

Community Based Food Systems…26
• Demanding Racial Equity in Our Parks

Reviews…28
The Soil Will Save Us
Grass, Soil, Hope
• Creating Dairyland

Admin Corner…30
• LSP's Home Bases

Membership Update…31
• Why I am a Sustaining Member of LSP
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• Membership Questions?

Stewardship Calendar…32