No. 4, 2017, Land Stewardship Letter

Download a pdf version of this issue here. Extra paper copies are available by contacting Brian Image
DeVore at 612-722-6377 or via e-mail.

Table of Contents

The Roots of LSP's Work…3
• Lou Anne Kling's Family Farm Legacy

Myth Buster Box…5
• Going Deep with Carbon

LSP News…6
• LSP Delegates Headed to Mexico in 2018
• Remembering Bruce Bacon & Ralph Lentz
• LSP Staff Changes
• CSA Farmers: Time to Sign-up

Policy & Organizing…8
• Beginning Farmer & Rancher Act Introduced
• Getting the 'Our Farm Bill' Message to Congress
• Winona County Frac Sand Ban Supported by District Court
• Organizing & Social Change Leadership Cohort
• LSP Fact Sheets
• Mapping 'Our Minnesota Future'

Soil Health…12
• Rotating in a New Generation
• Soil Builder Videos
• Ingham & Archuleta Coming to SE MN
• Join the Soil Builders' Network
• Giving Soil the Rock Star Treatment
• Cropping Systems Calculator
• A Pocket Guide to the Power of Soil

Community Based Food Systems…16
• Farming on Shifting Sands
• Seeding Social Capital Via Urban Ag

Farm Beginnings…19
• Applications Open for 2018-2019 Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• In-the-Field Beginning Farmer Training
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Anne & Peter Schwagerl

Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse…22

Farm Transitions…23
• Farm Transition Workshop Series
• Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Available
• Tax Break Workshop Jan. 11
Farm Transitions Toolkit

Ecological Agrarians…24
• The Sign of the Bobolink

Getting the Word Out…28
• 70 Hours of Keeping an Ear to the Ground

Membership Update…31
• In Memory & in Honor
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• Volunteer for LSP
• Membership Questions?

Stewardship Calendar…32