Talking Organizing for Change

Listed here are Land Stewardship Project podcasts featuring the voices of LSP members, staff and allies who are working to create a food and farming system based on stewardship, sustainability and justice for all. Check out all of our Ear to the Ground podcasts here.

Episode 216: Veteran CSA farmer John Fisher-Merritt describes how top-notch beginning farmer training, healthy soil, good food and sustainable communities are linked. (4th in a series on Our Minnesota Future)

Episode 215: Jenna Sandoe talks about the opportunities rural communities offer young people like her. (3rd in a series on Our Minnesota Future)

Episode 214: Vegetable producer Laura Frerichs talks about the connection between affordable healthcare, beginning farmers and thriving local economies. (2nd in a series on Our Minnesota Future)

Episode 213: LSP executive director Mark Schultz describes why it's critical that LSP join forces with other "people's organizations" in our fight for change. (1st in a series on Our Minnesota Future)

Episode 211: LSP members talk to candidates for Minnesota governor about what should be prioritized when it comes to farmers, the land and rural communities.

Episode 204: Mark Schultz talks about how LSP's members hatched one of the most innovative farm conservation programs around...and why we need to fight for it.

Episode 188: Autumn Brown talks about how we can counter the myths that lead to racial injustice in rural America and elsewhere.

Episode 186: George Boody and Mark Schultz discuss their personal passions and how LSP brings about positive change as the organization prepares for a leadership transition.

Episode 184: LSP members see firsthand how rural Mexicans are using their connections to the land to fight the corporate takeover of ag.

Episode 178: The MN Nurses Association's Rose Roach talks about working with LSP to transform healthcare from a commodity to a human right.

Episode 162: How federal crop insurance is harming family farmers, the land and our communities—and why we all have a stake in reforming it.

Episode 159: LSP and Hope Community work to bring racial equity to the Minneapolis Park System's urban ag initiative.

Episode 157: What should you do when frac sand mining comes knocking? Get informed, get organized and get connected.

Episode 148: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 7): LSP's Bobby King talks about the role of local government and state regulations in controlling frac sand mining.

Episode 147: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 6): Earth Works' Jennifer Krill describes the negative impacts of extreme energy extraction.

Episode 146: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 5): The MPCA's John Linc Stine talks about the role his agency plays in regulating the frac sand industry.

Episode 145: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 4): Scientist Crispin Pierce describes cutting-edge research on silica sand dust in Wisconsin.

Episode 144: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 3): Scientist Michael McCawley on the health risks posed by surface mining's production of ultrafine particles.

Episode 143: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 2): Farmer Bob Christie talks about how frac sand mining threatens the farming community.

Episode 142: LSP Citizens' Frac Sand Summit (part 1): Tex Hawkins talks about why frac sand mining poses such a risk to the driftless region.

Episode 125: BFRDP: A discussion about a precedent-setting federal program for beginning farmers and ranchers.