How landlords and farmers can work together to build and support long-term stewardship.
– Owner/Renter Discussion Tips: Developed by LSP with suggestions from the first workshop we held on engaging in productive conversations with a renter.
– Goal Setting for Your Land: A resource from the Farm Transitions Toolkit, which was developed by LSP and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
Alternatives for Continuing Your Land Legacy
Accessing secure and affordable land is a barrier for many and a systems change is needed. While working on systems changes that can take time to enact, there needs to be alternative ways for beginning farmers to access land.
A Land Stewardship Letter profile describes how Harvey
Benson continued his stewardship legacy when he passed his farm onto the next generation by utilizing lots of communication, expert advice, and a creative conservation lease agreement.
John Ledermann’s rental relationships are built on healthy soil.
• LSP’s Conservation Leases Toolkit
• Land Stewardship Letter article on John Ledermann
• LSP’s Soil Health web…
Excessive erosion on her farm prompted Jeannie Hill to have a hard conversation with her renter. But first, she did some homework.