No. 4, 2016, 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.

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LSP in Transition…3
• The Passing of the Leadership Torch

LSP News…6
• LSP & FSA Agreement
• New Montevideo Office
• LSP Staff Meeting
• Farmers: Time to Sign-up for 2017 CSA Directory
Snater Joins Soil Health Team
• LSP in the News
• LSP Applauds Defeat of TPP

Policy & Organizing…8
• Organizing Around the Next Farm Bill
• Sannerud Joins Federal Policy Committee
• MDA Value Added Grants
• Healthcare in Crisis
• What to do About Healthcare in 2017
• Stories from Healthcare's Front Lines
• In Historic Vote, Frac Sand Ban Passes in Winona County

Continuous Living Cover…13
• Contributing to Millions of Years of Research
• Neighbor-to-Neighbor
• Cropping Systems Calculator
• Chippewa 10% Project
• The Hardest Step in Cover Cropping
• 'Roots for Our Future' Events in January
• Farmland Conservation Lease Resources
• Specialty Crop Grants

Community Based Food Systems…18
• The Ripple Effect
• LSP, Hope & Food Justice

Farm Beginnings…21
• Apply for the 2017-2018 Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• Is Farming in Your Future?
• Beginning Farmer Podcasts

Farm Transitions…22
• Incubating Entrepreneurship
Farm Transitions Toolkit
• It's Time to Plan that Transition
• LSP Offering 3-Part Transition Workshop this Winter
• Farmland Clearinghouse

Reviews…28
The Future of Family Farms
Fracture
• Get Your LSP Cap

Membership Update…30
• Making a Legacy Gift to LSP
• LSP Launches Future Impact Fund
• Give the Gift of Stewardship
• Membership Questions?
• In Memory & in Honor
• Get Current with LSP's LIVE-WIRE
Myth Buster Series
• Volunteer for LSP
• Support LSP in Your Workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32