No. 3, 2015, Land Stewardship Letter

Download a pdf version of this issue here. Extra paper copies are available by contacting Brian DeVore at 612-722-6377 or via e-mail.

Table of Contents

Commentary…3
• Suppressing a 2-Way Conversation

Myth Buster…5
• Tallgrass Prairies & Livestock Don't Mix

LSP News…6
• LSP Members Recognized by U of M
• Frac Sand Mining: A Sign of the Times
• Rick Morris Joins LSP Staff
• BioBlitzing the Prairie
• 2015 LSP Twin Cities Cookout

Policy & Organizing…9
• Citizens Provided an Environmental Voice
• Survey Respondents Call for Crop Insurance Reform
• Healthy Farmers-Healthy Land
• New Task Force on MN Healthcare
• A Wage Theft Fighter
• LSP Trip to Mexico in March

Farm Transitions…16
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• MDA Farmer Loans
• Kiva Zip Loans
• An Odd Acre of Opportunity
Farm Transitions Toolkit
• On the Transition Track
• Farm Transition Workshop this Winter

Farm Beginnings…21
• Farm Beginnings Accepting 2016-2017 Applications
• Is Farming in Your Future?
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: A Confederacy of Consultants

Community Based Food Systems…24
• Co-op Country
• Hope Community
• Eat for Equity
CSA Directory

Continuous Living Cover…26
• Soil Health Summer
• Targeted Conservation

Reviews…29
The Land of Milk & Uncle Honey

Admin Corner…30
• Busy Days of Summer

Membership Update…30
• Support LSP Through Give to the Max
• In Memory & in Honor
• Get Current with LIVE-WIRE
• Volunteers Fuel LSP's Work
• LSP Gift Memberships
• Land Gifts & LSP
• Support LSP in Your Workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32