MADISON, Minn. — Are you a farmland owner who values good stewardship practices or a farmer looking to invest in soil building on rented land? The Land Stewardship Project (LSP), in partnership with the Lac Qui Parle Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), is offering an online workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to help you act on your conservation values on rented land. This event, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., is for farmland owners, retired farmers, farmland inheritors, and conservation farmers who would like ideas on how to invest in soil building on rented land. The workshop will use the Zoom platform and is free and open to the public with online registration. To register, see bit.ly/ConservationRenting or contact LSP’s Robin Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop will cover soil health basics as well as how to start conversations between landowners and renters. Resources and support for taking next steps will be covered. There will be a panel discussion involving local conservation farmer Luke Peterson, as well as a landowner who supports soil building, along with SWCD specialists. Attendees will receive a link to 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.
If you can’t make this workshop, contact LSP’s Moore at email@example.com for information on resources available.