LSP Intro to Soil Building on Rented Land Workshop

  • Bluff Country Co-op, 121 W. 2nd Street, Winona, MN 55987
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  • RSVP to Robin Moore, LSP, 320-269-2105, rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org

Are you a farmland owner who values good stewardship practices? Are you a farmer looking to invest in soil building on rented land? A workshop to help you act on your conservation values will be held Friday, March 13, at the Bluff Country Co-op, 121 W. 2nd St., in Winona, Minn. This workshop is an introduction to soil health and the resources available to landowners and farmers. It is focused on the value of soil-building for both landowners and farmers. It will also provide landowners and farmers tools to start down a path of soil-building.

You can register by contacting LSP’s Robin Moore at 320-269-2105 or rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org; or just show up. Bring your landowner or farmer along too!

We will have a short presentation about the ABC's of soil health, an overview of resources and services provided by LSP, and a panel discussion involving farmers, landowners, and Soil and Water Conservation District staff, who will field questions from workshop participants. Attendees will receive a toolkit of resources and ideas for farmland owners, tips for improving communication between owners and renters, and information on the Minnesota tax credit for selling/renting to beginning farmers.

Key discussion points include:

  • What is a conservation lease and how does it matter?
  • How do we enhance the productive value of farmland?
  • Balancing short-term returns with investing in farmland as a productive asset.
  • What’s the relationship between soil health, water quality, and climate change?
  • What resources and resource people are available to help?

Can’t make the Winona workshop? Check out a similar Feb. 21 event in Mankato, or visit LSP’s Conservation Leases Toolkit page at www.landstewardshipproject.org/conservationleasestoolkit.