Factory Farm Organizer (July 2018)

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is seeking to hire a community organizer to help advance our work for stewardship of the land and a just farm and food system in Minnesota. The organizing work will focus on leading campaigns with rural residents opposed to factory farms locating in their communities and with creating a statewide campaign to challenge the growth of factory farms in Minnesota. The position emphasizes 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 factory farms and corporate concentration in agriculture. This is a full-time salaried exempt organizing position located in LSP’s Minneapolis office. A full job description is here.

Soil Builders' Network Staff (June 2018)

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) seeks full-time staff to join our Bridge To Soil Health organizing team, 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. The Bridge to Soil Health team consists of four core members plus administrative and communication support. A full job description is 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. — Clara Sanders Marcus, 612-722-6377,