No. 3, 2018, 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

ImageReport from the Field…3
• The Community Thresher

Myth Buster…4
• The War on SNAP

LSP News…6
• Staff Changes
• New Board Members
• Journalists Get the Scoop on Soil Health
• 2018 Potluck Cookout
• Farm Beginnings Field Days

Policy & Organizing…8
• LSP Members Fight Factory Farms
• Healthcare Petition Calls for Bold Action
• Farm Bill in Holding Pattern
• Talking About Our Minnesota Future
• Leadership Assembly
• Land Stewardship Action Fund

Community Based Foods…13
• Surveying the Local Foods Landscape
• LSP's Local Foods Listening Campaign
• CSA Farms: Time to Sign-up

Soil Health…16
• Sometimes Less is More
• Cropping Systems Calculator
• 'Soil Health & Profits' Winter Workshops
• Climate Conversation
• A Pocket Guide to the Power of Soil

Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse…20

Farm Transitions…22
• The Beginning Farmer Next Door
• LSP Farm Transition Winter Workshops
• LSP Workshops on Rental Agreements

Farm Beginnings…25
• 2019-2020 Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• Farm Dreams

Ecological Agrarians…26
• Book Showcases Wildly Successful Farming

Membership Update…30
• Rewards for Membership
• In Memory & in Honor
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• LSP Board Statement on Gender Equity
• Get Current with LIVE-WIRE
• LSP's Ear to the Ground Podcast
• Membership Questions?
• Volunteer for LSP

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