Spring 2010 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Connecting 3 generations of women via FB
• Bellies, beasts & sustainable ag

Myth Buster…5

• Local & regional food isn't good for the economy
• Plowing the numbers: Diversifying the demographics

LSP News…6

• Family Farm Breakfast & Lobby Day
• Local food event in SE MN
• State Policy Meetings
• Rivers & farming
• Roberts receives Bear award
• Fisher-Merritts named top farmers

Policy & Organizing…10

• Immigrants & immigrant myths
• Legislative update
• Moving ahead with positive policy
• New CSP sign-up
• Beginning farmer financing
• Bach joins Federal Policy Committee

Farm Beginnings…16

• Farm Beginnings deadline Sept. 1
• On-farm events schedule
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• Fresh-Faces-Fresh Farming: Rachel Henderson & Anton Ptak

Community Based Food Systems…20

• Homegrown Economy 2010
• The lunchroom & the community

Reviews…26

Memory of Trees
Methland

Opportunities/Resources…28

LSP Financial Update…29

Membership Update…30

• Telling LSP's story
• Summer celebrations
• Volunteer for LSP
• Support LSP in your workplace
• Continue your land's legacy
• Display your LSP membership

Stewardship Calendar…32