No. 4, 2018, Land Stewardship Letter

Table of Contents

Report from the Field…3 Image
• Respect Our Mother

Myth Buster…5
• Land Sharing vs. Land Sparing

LSP News…6
• Staff Changes
• LSP Youth Summit
• Fighting for the Land & Community
• Farm Financial Stress Workshop
• Financial Stress? Here are Some Resources

Policy & Organizing…8
• LSP Sets Priorities for 2019 MN Session
• MPCA Denies Permit for Factory Farm
• 2018 Farm Bill Signed into Law
• Healthcare Crisis at Our Doorstep
• Legislative Healthcare Priorities

Soil Health…12
• The Hidden Figures of Soil Health
• A Pocket Guide to the Power of Soil
• When the Neighbors Take Notice
• Cropping Systems Calculator
• The Tale of the Trench
• Join the Soil Builders’ Network
• Holistic Management Class in March
• Talking Smart Soil
• Study Finds Cover Crop Grazing Pays
• ‘Soil Health & Profits’ Winter Workshops
• Forage-Powered Financials
• New Grazing Fact Sheet
• LSP Grazing Helpline

Farm Beginnings…20
• A Land-Based Launching Pad
• Workshops for Landowners & Renters
• Conservation Lease Resources
• 2019-2020 FB Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• Farm Dreams
• LSP Launches New Farmer Network
• Beginning Farmer Podcasts

Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse…26

Dirt to Soil
Great American Outpost
Wildly Successful Farming Available

Membership Update…30
• Show Your LSP Support with Pride
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• Art of the Possible
• Get Current with LIVE-WIRE
• Support LSP this Tax Season
• Volunteer for LSP
• Membership Questions?
• LSP’s Ear to the Ground Podcast

Stewardship Calendar…32