Summer 2008 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Farms as Main Street motors
• Filled to the brim
• Letters

Myth Buster Box… 5

• Feeding the world & organics

LSP News…6

• Well water testing
• Rupprecht does internship
• Ken Peterson honored
• Farm Beginnings field days
• Community Food & Farm Fest

Green Fuels-Green Farming…10

• Plugging into the prairie

Policy Update…12

• MN Legislative wrap-up
• U of M supports organic & sustainable ag
• Keeping factory farm information public
• Help Mower County citizens
• The 2008 Farm Bill wrap-up

Farm Beginnings…18

• Program launched in Lake Superior region
• Application deadlines in August
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Jon & Mindy Kaiser team up with a landlord

Food & Farm Connection…23

• Dine Fresh Dine Local Sept. 11
Lake Superior Farm Products Directory
• Thinking like a wild canine
• Haulers' List
• LSP Stewardship Food Directory
• Food Alliance Midwest

Review…26

Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook

Poetry…27

• Morgan Grayce Willow: Corn Rows; Iron Oxide

Land & Stewardship Legacies…28

• A chance to use your land to help beginning farmers, sustainable ag & LSP

Membership Update…31

• Charities Review Council Seal
• Special thank yous
• Minnesota Environmental Fund

Stewardship Calendar…32