News Releases

LSP Winter Farm Transition Planning Course Launches Online Jan. 26

Sessions to be Led by Farmers as well as Legal, Financial & Healthcare Professionals

LEWISTON, Minn. — Are you a farmer or landowner thinking about the next steps for your farm and land? The Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Transition Planning Course provides an opportunity to dig into important topics and learn from experienced farmers and professionals. The online course will be held on six Thursday evenings in 2023: Jan. 26,…  Read More

LSP Statement on Latest Daley Farm Lawsuit

LEWISTON, Minn. — Daley Farm’s filing of a lawsuit in Minnesota District Court on Oct. 27 naming the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) and individual citizens as defendants is the latest effort by this limited liability partnership to suppress the public’s right to discuss and debate the future of our community here in Winona County. This litigation appears…  Read More

LSP Members Deliver Letter to Governor’s Office Demanding Action on Fish Kills

‘We want this troubling pattern of aquatic destruction to stop.’

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Members of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) today delivered a letter to Gov. Tim Walz’s office calling on state officials to take action to address a rash of fish kills in southeastern Minnesota streams in recent years. “As people who drink, cook and wash with this water when it comes out of our…  Read More

Innovative Grazing, Marketing Techniques Featured at SE MN Pasture Walks in October

Events to be held in Altura & Zumbrota Oct. 11 & 13

LEWISTON, Minn. — Innovative grazing techniques, custom grazing and marketing of grass-fed livestock products will be the focus of two Land Stewardship Project (LSP) pasture walks in the southeastern Minnesota communities of Altura and Zumbrota in mid-October. These events are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 4 p.m. to 6:30…  Read More

‘Test Plots, Cover Crop Interseeding, Pollinators & Grazing’ Field Day Sept. 30 on Lawler Farm Near Eyota

Integrating Crops & Livestock Using Soil Health Practices Focus of LSP Event

EYOTA, Minn. — Test plots, interseeding and grazing cover crops, fencing around crop fields, pollinator plantings and transitioning to organic will be the focus of a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) field day Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lawler farm near Eyota (930 70th Ave. NE). Although much of the Lawlers’…  Read More

LSP Platform Calls for Farm Bill that Supports Farmers, Rural Communities & the Land

Platform & Survey Results Released on Northfield Area Farm Today

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — The new federal Farm Bill must benefit farmers, rural communities and the land, rather than corporate interests, said farmer-leaders of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) today during the release of the organization’s priorities for the nation’s most comprehensive agricultural policy initiative. LSP’s 2023 Farm Bill Platform, which was launched during an event…  Read More

‘Hemp & Food Health Day on a Regenerative Farm’ Sept. 17 Near Austin

AUSTIN, Minn. — Consumers, farmers and community members are invited to the “Second Annual Hemp & Food Health Day on a Regenerative Farm” event Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m., at the Tom Cotter farm near Austin (50203 205th St.). This free event, which includes lunch and a beer social, is…  Read More

Internationally Known Soil Health Pioneer Gabe Brown Featured at Farm Near Austin Sept. 16

‘Hemp & Food Health Day on a Regenerative Farm’ Sept. 17 Near Austin

AUSTIN, Minn. — Internationally known soil health pioneer Gave Brown will be featured at a regenerative farming field day Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tom Cotter farm near Austin (50203 205th Street). This event, which is being sponsored by the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, Superior Cannabis Company and the…  Read More

‘No-Till, Cover Crops & Finances’ Workshop Sept. 1 at Dairy & Crop Farms Near Lewiston

Discussion to Focus on how Practices like No-Till, Cover Cropping & Planting Green can Improve Soil Health & Make Financial Sense

LEWISTON, Minn. — Transitioning to no-till, planting green into cover crops, using a triticale cover crop as dairy cattle feed, and using cover crops after corn, soybeans and silage, will be the focus of a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) field day Thursday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., near Lewiston. Farmers Everett Rolfing and…  Read More

Pasture Walk to Feature Grazing of Summer Annuals & Riparian Management Aug. 13 Near Lake City

LAKE CITY, Minn. — Grazing summer annuals and using livestock to improve riparian corridors will be featured at a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) pasture walk Saturday, Aug. 13, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., at Sugarloaf Creek Farm near Lake City (32797 738th Street). This event is free and open to the public. Sign-in begins at 3:45 pm; dinner…  Read More