Bridge to Soil Health Staff Member (September 2017)

The Land Stewardship Project is seeking a full-time staff member to join our Bridge To Soil Health organizing initiative, based in southeastern Minnesota (Lewiston). This initiative works directly with, and expands, a strong network of mid-sized crop and livestock farmers in the region that wish to make on-farm changes that build soil health and organic matter levels, improve yields, sequester carbon, and enhance water quality and family farm profitability. The initiative also engages farmers in public policy discussion and prioritizing of much-needed public policy reforms that support soil health, improved conservation and more farmers on the land. A full job description is here.

State Policy Community Organizer (July 2017)

The Land Stewardship Project is seeking to hire an experienced community organizer to help advance our work for stewardship of the land and a just farm and food system. The position will focus on mobilizing farmers, rural residents and others to build power and mount public pressure for stewardship and justice in Minnesota’s farm and food system through winning state policies that rein in corporate concentration in agriculture, and that support a sustainable, family farm-based food and agriculture system. This is a full-time, salaried position. A full job description is available here.

Volunteer for LSP

The Land Stewardship Project literally could not fulfill its mission without the hard work of our volunteers. Volunteers help us do everything from stuff envelopes and make telephone calls to enter data and set up logistics for meetings. If you’d like to volunteer in one of our offices, contact:

• Montevideo, Minn.—Terry VanDerPol, 320-269-2105,

• Lewiston, Minn. — Karen Benson, 507-523-3366,

• Minneapolis, Minn. — Amelia Shoptaugh, 612-722-6377,